Seven Years of Blogging, Four of Podcasting

Hi! Here I am celebrating seven years of blogging and looking back at the past 12 months, as I do at this time every summer. Thank you for reading this post. Your choice to dedicate a bit of your precious time to me and to my work is humbling and makes ... Continue reading

An Italian in Canada – From the Food of Italy to “Italian Food”

I came to Vancouver in 2001, right after getting my Electronic Engineering degree. I had a six-month contract as a software engineer, joining an Italo-Canadian development team. Naturally, I was very excited for the professional experience that ... Continue reading

Pesto alla Trapanese, with Almonds and Fresh Tomatoes

I’m from northern Italy – only been to Sicily once – and I only had heard about this dish before moving to Canada. Thanks to my friends food-bloggers, however, this dish tickled my attention, I starting making it, and I think it has ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table Transcript] Frank Fariello from Memorie di Angelina

Back in March 2014, I had the pleasure of having Frank Fariello (Memorie di Angelina) on a podcast. In the episode, we discussed the differences between Italian-American cooking and the food of Italy, a topic on which Frank is remarkably insightful, ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 30] Italians of the World – Meet Marta from Amore Mio Tours

In this episode, I have the pleasure to introduce Marta – a good friend of mine, whose experience closely relates to the themes of this blog and podcast. As you know, I’ve been focusing on Piedmont lately: Marta was born and raised in ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 19] Meet Andrea Bini, an Italian Restaurateur in Canada

In this episode, I have the pleasure to interview Andrea Bini, chef and owner of The BiBo Pizzeria con Cucina in Vancouver, Canada. Join me to hear how he manages to remain true to authentic Italian flavors while trying to satisfy a variety of ... Continue reading

A World of Eggs

Chicken eggs are one of the world’s most popular foods, and have a significant presence in the diet of both Italians and North Americans. The eggs themselves and the way they are consumed, however, are substantially different between Italy and ... Continue reading

Table Service, an Ocean Apart

The customer experience in restaurants can be radically different between Italy and Canada. Most of my considerations can probably apply to all of North America, but in this article I will be referring specifically to my Canadian experience. Guest and ... Continue reading

Olive Oil Facts

Along with wine and pasta, olive oil is one of the food items Italy is most known for. Olive oil is the only oil extracted from an actual fruit, as opposed to grains or nuts, and is one of the most ancient manufactured foods. The production of olive ... Continue reading