Italy's "Motor Valley": Fast Cars, Slow Food with Francine Segan

Italy's "Motor Valley": Fast Cars, Slow Food with Francine Segan


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Discover the cars of Italy’s “Motor Valley,” birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and home to the world’s highest concentration of sports brands, including Dallara, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, and Ducati. This conversation will explore both the finest food from the region and the fast cars that go with the surroundings of Emilia Romagna. 
Modena, and its environs in north-central Italy, are known as the home of some of the finest balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Prosciutto di Parma. It also draws crowds to the restaurants of Massimo Bottura, voted the World’s Best Chef and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019. We’ll take time to discuss the array of fabulous culinary offerings in the region. Aside from delectable food, Emilia-Romagna is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and a part of the world with the highest concentration of two and four-wheel luxury brands. For this reason, it has gained the nickname “Motor Valley.” We’ll examine the brands, their history, and see this region from the perspective of some rather fast cars. 
Led by food historian Francine Segan and sports car historian Dr. Frank Celenza this unique interactive seminar will teach you about both the fabulous foods and luxury sports cars of Italy’s “Motor Valley. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of this intriguing part of Italy.

Francine Segan is a renowned food historian and James Beard-nominated author of six books. She is a regular on TV, appearing frequently on the Food Network, PBS, Discovery, and History Channels. Francine's articles have appeared in Saveur, Epicurious, Vogue, and Fine Cooking Magazine and she is an often-featured expert in newspapers including the Wall St Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. She lectures across the USA at such prestigious venues as the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, Smithsonian Museum in DC, Virginia Fine Arts Museum, and 92nd St Y, NYC's premiere cultural center.

Not suitable for children under age 13 (sensitive content).

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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D.H. (Essex Junction, US)
Great Presentation!

Really enjoyed this virtual tour of the Emilia-Romagna region with Francine and Dr. Frank. They are the perfect team for this presentation! On my next visit, will definitely plan to tour the auto museums and race courses and try some of this region’s traditional foods.

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R.L. (Scottsdale, US)

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M.S. (New York, US)
Lots of fun

This was such a fun session. Both presenters were great and did a super job of interacting and speaking during the event. I can't wait to visit the area!

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A. (Sammamish, US)
Must Take Course if going to Emilia Romagna Region

It was such an interesting presentation. You do not need to be a car aficionado to enjoy this course. The presenters, Francine Segan and Dr Frank Celenza did an excellent job providing information about the region through cars and food. I learned so many interesting facts about both. It is an area I am looking forward to visiting, even if I wasn’t, I would still highly recommend this course.

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N. (New York, US)
I took it for the slow food but loved the fast cars

This was a really interesting conversation. I love it when I can appreciate someone else's love for something I didn't think I'd be too interested in (namely the cars). I am going to Modena in a few weeks and now will definitely visit at least one of the car museums.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
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D.H. (Essex Junction, US)
Great Presentation!

Really enjoyed this virtual tour of the Emilia-Romagna region with Francine and Dr. Frank. They are the perfect team for this presentation! On my next visit, will definitely plan to tour the auto museums and race courses and try some of this region’s traditional foods.

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R.L. (Scottsdale, US)

Guest did not leave comment

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M.S. (New York, US)
Lots of fun

This was such a fun session. Both presenters were great and did a super job of interacting and speaking during the event. I can't wait to visit the area!

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A. (Sammamish, US)
Must Take Course if going to Emilia Romagna Region

It was such an interesting presentation. You do not need to be a car aficionado to enjoy this course. The presenters, Francine Segan and Dr Frank Celenza did an excellent job providing information about the region through cars and food. I learned so many interesting facts about both. It is an area I am looking forward to visiting, even if I wasn’t, I would still highly recommend this course.

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N. (New York, US)
I took it for the slow food but loved the fast cars

This was a really interesting conversation. I love it when I can appreciate someone else's love for something I didn't think I'd be too interested in (namely the cars). I am going to Modena in a few weeks and now will definitely visit at least one of the car museums.