As many ethnic groups in Europe, the inhabitants of the Swiss canton Grison have their own emigration history. But the promised land was not America. It was Russia, Poland, Spain or Italy. The ingredients of their emigration were poverty, sugar, home sickness, a pinch of pestilence and the desire for adventure. The result: The pastry makers. Thousands of young Grison boys left their valleys between 1600 and 1900 in order to become confectioners abroad. But why confectioners? Manfred Ferrari follows their trace and finds the last Grison dynasties of pastry makers in Italy.
|Original Language||Rumantsch, Italian|
Matteo de Pellegrini
Commissioning Editor TvR
With support from
Kulturförderung Kanton Graubünden
Promoziun da la cultura Chantun Grischun
Corporaziun dals cumüns concessiunaris da las OEE