Another year! The good news is that this blog is still active and luckily keeps being found by those searching for Italian specialties like pizzoccheri or canederli or Italian misconceptions like my 6 Italian myths. The bad news of course is that I haven’t posted any new articles or recipes this year. I know, it’s terrible – but it’s also okay, given that social media has taken the place of blogging in many ways.
But I did resume podcasting (yay!) and produced 16 new episodes with as many guests and collaborations this past year! This continues to be a lot of fun for me and I’ve already started to work on a new round of episodes to hopefully reach my dream milestone of 100 episodes very soon!
Here is a list of the episodes this year. Thanks again to all of my wonderful guests!
- 79 Introducing Valeria and Benedetta from Local Aromas with Valeria and Benedetta Bianchini
- 80 Dining Out and Traveling During a Pandemic with Raffaella de Amicis
- 81 Questions Italians in North America Can’t Help But Wonder About with Sim Salis
- 82 Dissecting Ragù alla Bolognese with Tina Prestia
- 83 Introducing Cooking with Mamma Marzia Cookbook with Marzia Bellotti Molatore
- 84 Introducing Christine from Italian Dish Podcast
- 85 Introducing Local Aromas’ Advent Calendar and More with Valeria and Benedetta Bianchini
- 86 Christmas Traditions from Growing up in Sicily, Canada, and Milan
- 87 Introducing Eva from Electric Blue Food with Eva Grosso
- 88 Chinotto – The Other Way of Drinking Dark, a solo podcast on the somewhat obscure Italian soda
- 89 Introducing Kristie Prada from Mammaprada
- 90 Italian Words Gone Wrong – Mistakes on the Menu, another solo podcast, a reading on one of my older blog posts
- 91 Introducing Podcaster Wendy Holloway from Flavor of Italy
- 92 The Quest for Authentic & Original Recipes, with Diana Pinto
- 93 Introducing Becca and Sarah from Dietetics After Dark Podcast
- 94 Podcast Recording, Editing, and Production, with Sound Designer Geoff Devine
On a personal level, we keep well here in southern England, still working from home and enjoying plenty of homecooked food. We pretty much spend our time planning meals, cooking, cleaning the kitchen, and being grateful for having a dishwasher. As the government lifted all social distancing measures exactly two weeks ago, we are far from back to normal, unfortunately. Traveling is still not really possible, including to and from Italy which of course breaks our hearts. But we enjoy our area, which is wonderfully green after a very wet summer, and spending time with our cat Rascal, who just turned 19, overall doing great and still a great source of comfort and inspiration to us both.
I hope you’re all well, wherever you are, and please get in touch for collaborations, to be on the podcast, or just to say hi – I’d love that 🙂