Yesterday was the start to a relatively hectic week here in Italia. My first week of work with food producer/distributor Ferrarini! Ferrarini produces and distributes all of the most prized delicacies from the region of Emilia Romagna, amongst the most well known, Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Balsamic Vinegar from Modena and Reggio Emilia (amongst many more).
What is my role in the company? Well, aside from being an entry level marketing intern, which in the states would mean clerical work and answering phones, I am helping the company expand an exciting new project called I Sapori della Nostra Terra (translated as The Flavors of Our Land). The project, put simply, is an innovative combination between wikipedia and trip advisor, guiding italians and foreigners alike into the extensive world of Italian food products.
While the site is relatively new, and I am working hard to increase the amount of English translations, I strongly suggest you folks take a look at the awesome work that is coming out of this thing. You have to create an account, but it’s really easy. For those of you planning a trip to Italy any time soon, this site is also a great way to learn about the delicious food products you can find along the way in the cities you wish to visit.
Any suggestions/additions you have to the wiki site are definitely welcomed. To give your input, either comment on this entry or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks Grassroots Gourmet readers!