With a magical combination of brash and lyrical, this unpolished "downtown chef" dives in and opens up the heart of Italy with the unflinching romanticism of a classic New York Italian-American.
Frank Prisinzano grew up making pasta at his grandmother's kitchen table in Queens, NY. Now that very table is the premier seat at Frank, his first restaurant in the East Village.
Every year, Frank makes a sort of personal pilgrimage back to his ancestral stomping grounds, to refresh his Italian heritage, to rejuvenate his Italian menu, and rediscover the achingly beautiful people and land that created his family legacy.
In this original series, Frank returns to Italy only to find himself hungover at a stinky pig farm, wandering dark corners of a Culatello cave, strolling posh strade in old Verona during aperitivo hour, meeting old friends in a maze of wine at Vinitaly, and being interviewed by Italian press in a suburban bollito bar.
Produced, Directed, Shot, & Edited by:
Jim Fryer and Iri Greco
Canon EOS 7D (x2)
Canon EOS 60D
70-200mm f/2.8L II, 50mm f/1.2L, 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 14mm f/2.8L II
Røde Shotgun Mic (x2)
Sennheiser Lavalier Mic
Compact Fresnel Kit