Marika and Anna enact an Italian classroom situation, where la maestra (the teacher or schoolmistress) calls on Anna to tell her about the different regions of Italy. In subsequent videos, they show us how to cook some of the traditional recipes from these regions. Cook and learn!
Italians love leafy-green vegetables, and especially in the south, there's the predilection for bitter greens, such as chicory. Chicory lends a special taste to this casserole dish, with scamorza [cheese] and cured ham that offset the mildly bitter taste of the chicory. Anna and Marika show us the ingredients and tools we need.