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AARP members can watch this talk through Feb. 21, 2023. Video run time is 59 minutes. This is a recording of a live interactive event; references to participation in the chat no longer apply.


Food Historian Shares What to Eat in Italy

Francine Segan explores the foods that originated in Naples and along the Amalfi Coast

Do you like pizza, rum baba and limoncello? In this talk, food historian Francine Segan explores the delicious foods that originated in Naples and on the Amalfi Coast.

You’ll hear the stories behind the region’s specialties, including details about buffalo milk mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and a weird but wonderful chocolate eggplant dessert. You’ll also learn about intriguing destinations to visit during your future travels — including the Naples National Archaeological Museum, which houses the actual frescos and artifacts of Pompeii. 

Access a PDF of the handout Segan references in the video, with recipes and more. 


About Francine Segan

Francine Segan is an expert on Italian cuisine and a noted food historian, as well as an engaging public speaker, author and TV personality. She lectures across the country, bringing her lively presentation to town hall groups, women’s clubs and many prestigious institutions. The host of New York City’s popular weekly TV series Americans Who Love Italy, Segan has been featured on numerous specials for PBS, the Food Network, and the History, Sundance and Discovery channels.

This talk is part of Segan's Food Historian Lecture Series presented by AARP’s Virtual Community Center, where you can find a variety of free virtual events designed for learning, self-improvement and fun. Check out her other videos from the series and stay tuned for upcoming talks.


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