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The Not Old - Better Show

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The Not Old – Better Show is a radio show that is broadcast over the Internet using podcast technology discussing the hottest issues and topics that fascinate and inform those 50+ age Americans and are of interest and concern to boomers. Not Old – Better viewers and listeners can “tune in” whenever… read more


#192 Italy's Desserts, Francine Segan

Italy's Desserts, Francine Segan

Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series

Forget about milk and cookies: Italians love to end their meal with cookies and special dessert wines. Join Francine Segan, author of Dolci: Italy’s Sweets, as she introduces you to la dolce vita—the way the dessert course is enjoyed in Italy. 

Dig into the tradition of sublime pastries and such as cannoli, gelato, rum baba, biscotti, amaretti, granita, marzipan, and more. Discover the sweet advantage Italy had over the rest of Europe in developing dessert as Segan traces the fascinating stories behind of delicious sweets like black rice, “virgin’s breasts,” and a sweet pudding called “pope’s soup.” Learn about special carnival-season, Easter, and Christmas desserts and the many influences Italy has had on America’s classic desserts.

Enjoy a reception with award-winning Italian treats graciously donated by companies including chocolatiers Bonajuto, Falanga, and Venchi, and San Patrignano bakers.

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