A judge on the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” is launching his nationwide tour of restaurants in Sioux City this weekend.
Chef Mario Rizzotti says he’s going to educate Americans about “real” Italian cooking.
Rizzotti is calling this year-long trip across America his “4 the Love of Italian Food Tour.”
OC…..in those cities. :15
Rizzotti’s first stop is Sunday in Sioux City at Trattoria Fresco, for a special charity dinner to benefit the Sioux City Farmers Market.
The road to healthier eating, he says, begins with portion control.
OC………”to the pasta” ;25
Rizzotti came to the U-S from Rome more than 20 years ago and went to work in a restaurant as a dishwasher.
He saw meals being served that claimed to be Italian but that he’d never heard of before. ”
In addition to the Sunday stop in Sioux City, Rizzotti will return to Sioux City next Wednesday for a second appearance.
That show is sold out.
Radio Iowa contributed to this story