Italian Product Knowledge 

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Italian Product Knowledge 

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Culinary Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Culinary Arts Majors only

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course offers an overview of traditional Italian ingredients, prepared goods, dairy products, and Italian specialties. The course explores both fresh, prepared, and preserved foods and focuses on the products that represent an important cultural background for traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of the Slow Food movement and how it contributes to preserving the gastronomical heritage of Italy, a country known for being a landmark of quality food. Students will also learn how to evaluate products for taste, texture, smell, appearance, and other quality attributes. Lectures will also be dedicated to the knowledge of unique Italian liqueurs and wines. This course also features a field learning component in relevant Italian locations to supplement and enrich academic topics.

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