Students say saluti to authentic taste of Italy

Students at City of Glasgow College discovered the benefits of authentic Italian produce when the Extraordinary Italian Taste Project took place at the college’s City campus.

The Scottish Branch of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK organised the educational event for the students which included a master cookery class, a marketing lecture and a tasting.

Chefs Sebastian and Giovanna from Eusebi Deli provided the food demonstration where they showed professional cookery students how to make ricotta from scratch and the difference between a British and an Italian carbonara.

Over one hundred media, marketing and tourism students, together with the cookery students, then heard from Davide Bargna, Scottish Branch Manager and Leonardo Simonelli Santi, President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for the UK, together with Dr Roberto Luongo, the Director of the Italian Trade Agency, as they explained the significance of branding authentic Italian products in the international markets and the use of quality logos sponsored by the European Union.

Stuart McDowall, Partnership Development and Academy Manager at City of Glasgow College, said:

“We were delighted to welcome the Scottish Branch of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK to our college and who were really impressed with City campus. Overall the event was a great success and, of course, an excellent learning opportunity for our students who attended in great numbers and really engaged with the cookery class and presentations.”

The Italian Honorary Consul of Glasgow, Ronnie Convery, closed the event by underlining the importance of authenticity in regard to Italian food. Students were then encouraged to taste the produce and learn how to recognise a genuine Italian product from an imitation and to appreciate the difference.