In this blog, I describe the difference between what is known as “Italian Food” and the food of continental Italy. In doing so, I try to be as objective as I can in battling misconceptions, with the final goal of sharing knowledge and promoting discussion.
If you are interested in Italian food and its philosophy, then this website is for you – I genuinely hope you’ll enjoy it!
The site is divided into three main sections:
- Articles – a collection of food notes on various topics ranging from Italian products to Italian culture and traditions;
- Recipes – some of my favorite Italian dishes to cook, from traditional staples to modern creations;
- A podcast – in which I discuss with various food personalities about food and food culture, as well as Italian food around the world.
New on Disgraces on the Menu
My guest today is Chicca Maione, an extraordinary cooking instructor for both in-person and online classes on Italian cuisine. Based in Castagneto Carducci – Bolgheri, Tuscany, Chicca and her partners have created a community of people from all over the world who love Italian food and participate in workshops, share their experiences, and create connections. … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 95] Introducing Chicca Maione from Chicca’s Cooking Club”
Butter and Sage sauce is often what comes to mind when showcasing ricotta-filled ravioli, and especially spinach and ricotta ravioli. In Italy, meatless preparations like this are sometimes called “di magro” (literally, “of lean”), with reference to the foods that are allowed during lent according to the Christian tradition. Really, though, this dish is anything … Continue reading “Herb and Ricotta Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce”
Another year! The good news is that this blog is still active and luckily keeps being found by those searching for Italian specialties like pizzoccheri or canederli or Italian misconceptions like my 6 Italian myths. The bad news of course is that I haven’t posted any new articles or recipes this year. I know, it’s terrible … Continue reading “Eleven years of blogging, eight of podcasting”
[Thoughts on the Table – 94] Podcast Recording, Editing, and Production, with Sound Designer Geoff Devine
This episode’s guest is sound designer, musician, podcast editor, and producer, Geoff Devine. When I chatted with Becca and Sarah from Dietetics After Dark, we talked about sound design and about the amazing work that Geoff Devine has been doing for their podcast, both with the audio editing and with the soundtrack. As an amateur … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 94] Podcast Recording, Editing, and Production, with Sound Designer Geoff Devine”