Italy Travel Video
So You've Ordered Fish in Italy. Now What?
Fish in Italy is often served whole, baked in a salt crust or with potatoes and tomatoes. It will be served with the head on. There's a good reason for this, as you'll see in the video.
The restaurant shown in the video is the Ristorante Il Delfino in Porto Santo Stefano on Monte Argentario in the Maremma region of Italy. The fish is ricciola, the Mediterannean amberjack. Rubber Slippers in Italy has more on the Ricciola.
For reasons why you keep the head on a fish until the last minute, you may wish to know that much of what we eat in the US is intentionally mislabeled for profit motives. You may wish to consult At U.S. dinner tables, the food may be a fraud.
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The Video Equipment
The video camera used on these Italian travel videos is a Sony HDR-TG1 Hi-Def Handicam that slips into a pocket and has decent 5 channel audio. See my Sony Handycam HDR-TG1 Camcorder Review on Europe Travel.
I use Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9 for editing, as it natively edits the AVCHD video format. The recently released Adobe Premiere Elements 7 does AVCHD as well, but was released too late for me to try on this trip. The Adobe software should be easier to use.