Alrighty folks, looks like Grassroots Gourmet is in for another international facelift. After being abroad for nearly 2 months, traveling around Europe and doing almost no work at all besides eating/drinking myself to oblivion, I decided I needed to get my act together and really start planning my life around my interests!
So my final week in Italy I applied to the University of Gastronomic Science (Universita degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche) in Colorno, Italy (about 10km outside of Parma). The school was founded by Carlo Petrini, founder and mastermind behind the internationally known Slow Food movement. Not to be confused with a culinary school, the University of Gastronomic Science combines food culture, business, agricultural and ecologically sustainability practices to create a comprehensive knowledge of Italian Gastronomy.
Anyway, to my absolute delight, I was accepted to this university and will be starting classes in Colorno, Italy on November 18th 2009, the course lasts an entire year!
Click to see what my course list looks like http://unisg.it/pagine/eng/programs/master_in_italian_gastronomy_and_tourism/courses.lasso
I will be using this blog as a space to give detailed descriptions of what I learn in and outside of the classroom. This Masters course is basically foodie paradise. I am either going to come back morbidly obese, or a total yum wine connoisseur. Let’s hope the latter.
But nonetheless I am really excited to be sharing this experience with all my readers! Get ready for foodie paradise in the Italian countryside as I earn my masters in Italian Gastronomy and Tourism!! here we goooo!!