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
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”
This unusual episode is the audio version of the article Italian Words Gone Wrong – 6 Mistakes Native Italians Don’t Make. Despite the broad title, the post focuses on the types of mistakes that are commonly found on the menus of Italian restaurants outside of Italy. This spoken version of course adds the pronunciation of … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 90] Italian Words Gone Wrong – Mistakes on the Menu”
This episode’s guest is Kristie Prada, the author of Mammaprada – a blog on Italian travel, parenting, and raising bilingual children. Join us in our chat to hear Kristie’s unique perspective on how much love and respect Italians have for their food, how much they honor even their humblest meals, and cherish the time spent … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 89] Introducing Kristie Prada from Mammaprada”
This episode is dedicated to the soft drink Chinotto and it’s unusual in that, for once, I am not in the company of a guest (although I’d like to think that I still have a guest: you, the listener!) In this episode, I try to break down Chinotto – from my memory of sipping it … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 88] Chinotto – The Other Way of Drinking Dark”