Welcome!

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.

To read more about me and my motivations, please see the About page. For inquiries, suggestions, corrections, collaborations, or anything else, please contact me. Thanks!

 

CANNOLO-AWARDDo you blog about continental Italian food? You may qualify for the coveted Cannolo Award! Check out the details.

Congratulations to the latest winner: Wendy from Flavor of Italy.

 


New on Disgraces on the Menu

Geoff Devine

[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”

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[Thoughts on the Table – 93] Introducing Becca and Sarah from Dietetics After Dark Podcast

This episode’s guests are podcasters Becca and Sarah from Dietetics After Dark, a highly trending podcast on food-related scandals, misconduct, fraud, and drama. In the episode, we learn more about Becca and Sarah, how Dietetics After Dark came to be, and how it’s made behind the scenes. You can find Dietetics After Dark anywhere you … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 93] Introducing Becca and Sarah from Dietetics After Dark Podcast”

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Diana Pinto

[Thoughts on the Table – 92] The Quest for Authentic & Original Recipes, with Diana Pinto

Thoughts on the Table is back with a new guest, Diana Pinto, and a very special episode. As she describes it, Diana became interested in noting recipe variations across different cookbooks. Incidentally and unexpectedly, this brought her to challenge the concept of authenticity or at least the implication that there’s one true way to cook … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 92] The Quest for Authentic & Original Recipes, with Diana Pinto”

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Wendy Holloway

[Thoughts on the Table – 91] Introducing Podcaster Wendy Holloway from Flavor of Italy

Cannolo Award winner Wendy Holloway shares her fascinating story on what brought her to Italy and how she started Flavor of Italy, a company offering bespoke travel and culinary experiences for over 25 years. During the episode, we discuss becoming absorbed into a new culture by learning people’s language and their values. We also talk … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 91] Introducing Podcaster Wendy Holloway from Flavor of Italy”

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