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This blog's goal is to describe the difference between what is known as "Italian Food" and the food of Italy. To read more about me and my motivations, please check out the About page.
Latest Podcasts
[Thoughts on the Table - 33] A food photography primer with Raffaella De Amicis
Raffaella De Amicis talks about photography - from basic principles to the various techniques used in portraying food. Raffaella also shares her thoughts on culinary authenticity. Read more...
[Thoughts on the Table - 32] Jason's Special on San Francisco,Technology and Food Culture
My friend and original podcast partner Jason talks about San Francisco and innovations in the food culture. Read more...
[Thoughts on the Table - 31] Introducing Valerie Quintanilla, an American in Piedmont
Valerie, a marketing pro by trade with a love for wine, food, and travel talks about her new life in Alba, Piedmont. Read more...
[Thoughts on the Table - 30] Italians of the World - Meet Marta from Amore Mio Tours
Friend and tour operator Marta talks about Piedmont and about cultural difference and similarities between Italy, Vancouver (Canada), and Cambridge (UK). Read more...
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Latest Recipes
Mediterranean Pasta with Capers, Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, and Mozzarella
A deliciously balanced pasta dish ready in fifteen minutes! Read more...
Roasted Green Beans
Roasted legumes are something else! This preparation makes for a satisfying side-dish which is ideal to accompany meat, fish, or cheese. Read more...
Shrimp, Zucchini and Saffron Linguine
This dish is a summer classic featuring an incredible flavor combination: roasted zucchini, shrimp and saffron, in a creamy wine sauce. Read more...
Truffles Uncovered
What gives truffles their characteristic aroma? Why do people use pigs to find them? Read all about truffles in this informative post written for Turin Epicurean Capital, a food lit event that will take place in Piedmont this coming fall. Read more...
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Latest Articles
Truffles Uncovered
What gives truffles their characteristic aroma? Why do people use pigs to find them? Read all about truffles in this informative post written for Turin Epicurean Capital, a food lit event that will take place in Piedmont this coming fall. Read more...
A World of Eggs
Chicken eggs vary significantly between Italy and North America. In this article, I list 5 fundamental differences and also describe why eggs are an essential ingredient in cooking, and a marvel of nutrition. Read more...
Gorgonzola - The Italian Blue
This articles describes the difference between Gorgonzola Dolce (sweet) and Piccante (pungent), the fascinating history of this iconic cheese, the origin of its name, and the most common Italian dishes in which it's used. Read more...
The Italian Bar
This post explores the significance of bars in the Italian popular culture and gives important tips for travelers who are unfamiliar with their ins and outs. Read more...
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Cannolo Award
Do you blog about authentic Italian food? You may qualify for the coveted Cannolo Award! Check out the details.



Congratulations to the latest winner:

Lisa from Italian Kiwi.