The home of Italy's lush risotto rice, Vercelli lies in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking pays a visit to bearded brothers Christian and Manuel Costardi, chefs who have perfected their risotto craft all the way down to the rice grain at their restaurant Cinzia da Christian and Manuel. Host Pete Evans takes a trip to the risotto farm with Christian and Manuel to see how the local rice is sourced from hand-flooded... [see more] fields. Then the group gets up close with another Piedmont product: hazelnuts. Back at the Costardis' restaurant, which has been part of their family's hotel for decades, the feast showcases Christian's classic tomato risotto and Manuel's delicate hazelnut ice cream.
MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING takes viewers on a culinary journey with host Pete Evans, Australia's top celebrity chef, and the most innovative food artisans across the United States. Each of the 13 half-hour episodes features a pop-up feast in settings from California's wine country to the bustling skyline of NYC, where Pete and local chefs source the finest ingredients and work against the clock to prepare a multi-course menu for a ravenous group of foodies.