4 the love of authentic italian food – Midwest tour
Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” Judge Mario Rizzotti is launching his nationwide tour of restaurants in Iowa to educate Americans about “real” Italian cooking.
Mario arrived in the U.S. more than 20 years ago and went to work in a restaurant as a dishwasher. He discovered meals being served that claimed to be Italian but that he’d never heard of before. Nowadays he is launching his nationwide #4theloveofitalianfood tour of restaurants in Iowa to educate Americans about “real” Italian cooking.
It’s all about one main ingredient that should be on every single dish that we cook, Italian or not, and it is the passion for the food. What we’re trying to accomplish is to promote the healthy benefits of authentic Italian food and authentic Italian ingredients. There are so many things out there that we consider ‘Italian’ that in Italy, we don’t even have.Mario Rizzotti
The restaurant tour is designed to teach Americans about authentic Italian food products, helping them distinguish authentic from fake, and how those real ingredients can help reduce many health issues related to poor eating.
An authentic Italian meal is not a consumption of food but a celebration of la dolce vita!
#4theloveofitalianfood tour will stop on Sunday in Sioux City. Rizzotti will then return to Sioux City next Wednesday. To kick off the tour, he’ll also be visiting restaurants in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska.