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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!

 

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[Thoughts on the Table – 88] Chinotto – The Other Way of Drinking Dark

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”

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Eva from Electric Blue Food

[Thoughts on the Table – 87] Introducing Eva from Electric Blue Food

Eva (Electric Blue Food) is a photographer and blogger based in Sweden who is passionate about food, traveling, and language. In the episode, we talk about Eva’s upbringing and the places she’s lived. We then focus on Scandinavia and what it’s like in winter for a photographer who works with natural light. We discuss blogging … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 87] Introducing Eva from Electric Blue Food”

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[Thoughts on the Table – 86] Christmas Traditions from Growing up in Sicily, Canada, and Milan

A classic Christmas special, featuring two very special guests: my wife Candace and our dear friend Miriam. Join us to hear us compare our different childhood traditions between a farm in Saskatchewan (Canada), an apartment in Palermo (Sicily), and one near Milan. During the episode, we talk about how Nativity scenes can take on a … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 86] Christmas Traditions from Growing up in Sicily, Canada, and Milan”

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[Thoughts on the Table – 85] Introducing Local Aromas’ Advent Calendar and More

Valeria and Benedetta are back on the show to talk about their 2020 Advent Calendar, a collection of 24 festive recipes, each expertly paired with a wine. Join us to hear more about the 9 food ambassadors that contributed the recipes (including my friend Pina Bresciani) and to hear us dig into some of them, … Continue reading “[Thoughts on the Table – 85] Introducing Local Aromas’ Advent Calendar and More”

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