My guest today is Christine from Italian Dish Podcast, a fantastic audio project featuring one recipe per episode from Christine’s point of view of an American in Florence. With that as a premise, Christine’s charming storytelling, fueled by her love for food and her fascination with cooking, brings each dish to life via an uncut chronicle of the cooking process, with digressions on the ingredients and the traditions that surround the dish.
During our chat, Christine and I compare our experiences fitting in into the culture of our adoptive homes and how we found it important to try to master the language, but also the local cuisine. Christine also reflects on how talking-while-cooking helps her be her real self and connect with her audience. Finally, we digress on the difficult task of cooking Italian food for native Italians, with the high bars set by their nonnas and with the brutal honesty they are known for!
You can listen to Christine’s Italian Dish Podcast on italiandishpodcast.com as well as stream or download it on any podcast client, such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher. You can connect with Christine on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
3 thoughts on “[Thoughts on the Table – 84] Introducing Christine from Italian Dish Podcast”
I will do my best to listen to some of Christine‘s podcasts! As you can tell, finding time to listen to a podcast is one of my big problems. Mark and I enjoyed this so much — and we’re both very impressed that Christine can cook and talk at the same time. Having now done a couple of cooking classes, I know how hard it is to do both and not mess up whatever it is you’re cooking.
So glad you enjoyed it, David & Mark! I’m impressed with Christine too, and her episodes are very interesting and fun to listen to. If you check out her episode on Pizzoccheri, you may hear a voice you’re already familiar with, BTW! (Shameless plug!)
I was just looking at my stash of pizzoccheri, wishing I could get some verza… sigh. I will have to listen to the podcast!
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