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The Rice Smuggler

Jefferson was so interested in Piedmont rice that he smuggled some out of Italy, risking the death penalty to do so. The ultimate epicurean, Jefferson left plenty of advice on foods to sample in Italy, both for enjoyment and with an eye to importing them back home. We discover local produce in the original Eataly near Turin, learn how Italian cheese is made, visit an orchard of heirloom fruit, and tour an ancient pasta factory.

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