Enjoy hearing all about the history of Italian cuisine, etiquette, wine, culture and society
Enjoy a live zoom chat with our fascinating friend Count Niccolò Capponi.
In this unique online gastronomical experience, you’ll be captivated from the first minute with your charismatic host Count Capponi. We say no one knows Florence better – he’s descended from one of the most important Italian noble families.
For the first time, history and food combine in this fun, follow-along Italian cuisine chat. Fresh ingredients, healthy, typical Italian flavors, the recipe or wine tasting will vary day to day as the spontaneous count reveals his personal unique recipes and more! Sometimes we will be cooking, other times tasting wines, other times just having a chat about Italy’s rich culture and where it stands in Europe and beyond.
Highlights of this online experience:
- An online gastronomical masterclass with a unique historical spin and Italian character!
- Be part of an exclusive event and Q&A with a prestigious scholar, count & chef
- Transport yourself to Italy from the comfort of your home
Your Masterclass Historian & Cooking Host
Count Niccolò Capponi is an erudite PhD historian. A scion of one of Florence’s noble families, his family dates back to the 1200’s in Florence. From an early age he developed a passion for history, stimulated by the presence of a substantial family archive. Graduating Summa cum Laude in 1988, after a spell managing Villa Calcinaia, he returned to school obtaining a doctorate in Military History. He now divides his time between writing, teaching, and some PR work for the winery.
As a prolific writer, he’s authored 5 books besides countless articles. His latest book on Niccolò Machiavelli (from whom he is descended) received international acclaim: ‘Victory of the West: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto‘ (Da Capo, 2007). When asked about the title by an interviewer, Capponi replied that he was hoping to win the prize for ‘best fatwa of the year’, but found that he was up against some rather stiff competition!
Niccolò Capponi has appeared on a number of television documentaries, including the celebrated PBS ‘The Power of the Past‘, with Bill Moyers. His latest appearance has been in the History Chanel’s ‘The Medici Murder‘, dealing with the 1478 “Pazzi Conspiracy” against Lorenzo de’ Medici.
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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