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The region of Emilia-Romagna was devastated by the worst flooding in 100 years. Emilia-Romagna is one of the most important agricultural regions in Italy, and this disaster had a huge effect on the economy as well as the health and safety of the people of that region. For more information on the floods, you can read this article from The Guardian as well as one about the current clean up efforts and EU efforts to help. The Local has a list of ways to give to help this area.
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In this episode we continue our trip to the north and visit the smallest region of Italy, Valle d'Aosta, which borders Switzerland and France's Mont Blanc. The area is incredibly picturesque and has a single city, Aosta. The area is known for the castles and forts that are in the valley hillsides. Fort Bard is an example and was discussed in the show. It is also known as a destination for skiiing. Check out this video of the area.
Valle d'Aosta features Alpine and French influenced food. Polenta, Beef, Cheese and Salumi and Chestnuts are widely used in the area for food. The area is known for the amazing milk produced and this is a big part of cheese production.
We also discuss a dish called Carbonade which is commonly served with Polenta.
For dessert we discuss Mont Blanc
We listened to the beautify choral music of Coro Valsella - La Montanara
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