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Discovering Italian Gastronomy: Product Knowledge, Food Preparation and Tasting

University of Pisa
14 days
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available

About this program

Discovering Italian Gastronomy: Product Knowledge, Food Preparation and Tasting

The Winter School “Discovering Italian Gastronomy: product knowledge, foodpreparation and tasting” starts from the interaction between human beings andtheir food. There are two main focuses: food beverages and people. On theproduct side, attention will be paid to raw materials and finished products, theeffects of preparation methods, the Italian combination of food substances andthe combination of dishes and beverages. On the human side, participants willunderstand how Italian people perceive their food and beverages and how totreat the sensory systems involved in the tasting and the appreciation of foodand beverages.

Admission requirements

EU and Non-EU students (University degree or Bachelor degree, Masterdegree) as well as PhD students.

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Fluent English
  • Background in Tourism studies

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The course is focused on 3 different aspects: product knowledge, foodpreparation, and flavour and tasting. After the two-weeks program the studentwill be able to:Product knowledge

  1. Identify Italian products that can be used as ingredients to createTuscan/Italian food
  2. Judge the quality of these products
  3. Explain the effect of the Italian environment and the production methods on flavour and structure

Food preparation

  1. Apply a number of preparation techniques and evaluate the effects on the flavour profile

Flavour and tasting

  1. Describe and recognize Italian flavours
  2. Describe and recognize taste sensations
  3. Describe, recognize and apply successful combinations of ingredients
  4. Describe, recognise and evaluate successful combinations of Tuscan/Italianfoods and beverages

The program will be based on an interactive program of masterclasses, fieldvisits to local food company/ies and cooperatives and work groups to explorekey issues linked to Italian Gastronomy.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information


Total tuition fee: 750 euro



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Summer Courses & Master Programs at University of Pisa, Italy

Established in 1343, the University of Pisa is an internationally-renown public institution, ranking among the top eight Italian universities and top 300 universities world-wide. The university has 20 departments with many high-level research centers, such as: Agriculture Astrophysics Computer science...

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Why study at University of Pisa

Founded in 1343, the University of Pisa is one of the most prestigious universities in Italy. Famous alumni of the University include Galileo Galilei, 3 Nobel prize winners and 2 Fields medalist.It is amongst the top 3 universities in Italy (ARWU).Nowadays the University of Pisa represents a prestigious modern center for teaching and advanced research.Pisa offers international students the unique opportunity to study and experience the richness of Italian history and culture in a beautiful and stimulating environment. Famous across the world for the Leaning Tower, almost all of its departments are located in the heart of the city. Its strategic geographical location, the international airport and the excellent rail connections offer the possibility of weekend trips to other parts of Italy and Europe.

The Foundation Course

A one-year programme taught exclusively in English, which bridges the gap between High School and University studies and it equips students with the appropriate academic grounding for an Italian degree at the University of Pisa.This programme is aimed at International students who have 11 or 10 years of schooling and have successfully completed High School and at American students who have not taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses during the last year of High School nor have attended 2 years of College

Summer Schools

Intensive academic courses for international students and also for graduates.They mostly last from 1 to 6 weeks and take place in an international context, with students and lecturers coming from various parts of the world and all lectures delivered in English.They are characterized by nonconventional teaching formats (workshops, tutorials, excursions, cultural events, business testimonials, etc.) and a multidisciplinary approach. Professors are experts in their areas and have a keen interest in what they do.Summer Schools meet strict academic regulations: each grants at least 3 ECTS credits and the participants who successfully pass the final exams will receive an official academic transcript.

Contact info

University of Pisa

Lungarno Pacinotti 43
56126 Pisa

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