Domenica Marchetti is an American food writer and cookbook author of Italian heritage. In 2012, I gave her a much deserved Cannolo Award, and I’ve been following her since. I knew she was busy working on her next book, so I was very happy she found time and kindly accepted to be in the podcast. After our extensive chat, I must say that Domenica is exactly how I imagined her – she is approachable and funny, genuinely passionate about Italian food, and very knowledgeable on the topic.
In this episode-interview, Domenica talks about her Italian origins and her relationship with food, as well as how her former career as a journalist led her to becoming a cookbook author. Domenica also brings her authoritative contribution on various themes with plenty of examples and colorful stories. For instance, we discuss the existence of the Italian palate, the importance of technique as well as ingredients in Italian cuisine, and the role of tradition as the necessary base for innovation.
During the podcast, Domenica mentions the following resources:
- Il Talismano della Felicità cookbook by Ada Boni.
- The Molise region.
- The Abruzzo region, with Silvi Marina and the saffron production on the Navelli plane.
You can follow Domenica Marchetti on her website and blog, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest.
You can also join Domenica in her upcoming Abruzzo culinary tour! It will take place September 18-25, 2016. Check out the tour’s page for more info.
7 thoughts on “[Thoughts on the Table – 42] A Chat with Domenica Marchetti, Cookbook Author and Food Writer”
Really enjoyed learning more about Domenica and her “heretic” kids! And thanks for the shout out. 🙂
Haha! Thanks to you Frank, I’m really glad the podcast is allowing people to better know one another – certainly this has been for me the best part of the whole operation 🙂
I’ve read about Domenica or seen her photos in a lot of places and it was nice to find out more about her! Ciao, Cristina
Glad I could do my part! Thanks for stopping by, Cristina.
Paolo – I am so behind in my podcast listening and look forward to a day with you and your guests. Through you, I have connected with Domemica on social media, and now it is nice to hear her voice. I have been really enjoying her recipes – and have made quite a few! Domenica – I really enjoyed hearing you talk about Ada Boni. It was the cookbook that my aunt’s mother-in-law gave to her when she was cooking for her Sicilain husband. My aunt gave it to me, and I use it all the time (along with Il Cucchiaio d’Argento, Paolo!) when I am looking for traditional, regional recipes. I would love nothing more than to share a meal with the two of you, preferably one we cook together. And, through the two of you, I have also connected with Frank Fariello – thank you! I really enjoyed your discussion of the biscotti book, acknowledging the cantucci as the original, and how you created riffs on them for the book. As you said, it is so important to remember the roots.
David, thanks so much for your kind comment! I’m so glad I was able to connect you to my friends Domenica and Frank. I would love too to have a meal together, especially one where we cook! Who knows, maybe one day 🙂
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