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

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


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Discover the foods of 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 boasts possession 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 including Ferrari, Dallara, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, and Ducati. 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.

This conversation is not suitable for children under age 16

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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This presentation was disappointing compared with the other Context courses I've attended. I would have preferred to hear from local guides/experts.

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Super fun course!

This course was just so much fun! If you love fast, beautiful cars, you can't miss it. The food was an added highlight of such a beautiful region. Both instructors were fabulous!

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D.W.

The energy, enthusiasm and sheer delight in the subject matter was fabulous, for both speakers. Can not wait for when I can travel to Modena!

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
67%
(2)
0%
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33%
(1)
0%
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C
C.B.
Disappointing

This presentation was disappointing compared with the other Context courses I've attended. I would have preferred to hear from local guides/experts.

m
m.b.
Super fun course!

This course was just so much fun! If you love fast, beautiful cars, you can't miss it. The food was an added highlight of such a beautiful region. Both instructors were fabulous!

D
D.W.

The energy, enthusiasm and sheer delight in the subject matter was fabulous, for both speakers. Can not wait for when I can travel to Modena!