[Thoughts on the Table – 95] Introducing Chicca Maione from Chicca’s Cooking Club

My guest today is Chicca Maione, an extraordinary cooking instructor for both in-person and online classes on Italian cuisine. Based in Castagneto Carducci – Bolgheri, Tuscany, Chicca and her partners have created a community of people from all ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 94] Podcast Recording, Editing, and Production, with Sound Designer Geoff Devine

This episode’s guest is sound designer, musician, podcast editor, and producer, Geoff Devine. When I chatted with Becca and Sarah from Dietetics After Dark, we talked about sound design and about the amazing work that Geoff Devine has been ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 93] Introducing Becca and Sarah from Dietetics After Dark Podcast

This episode’s guests are podcasters Becca and Sarah from Dietetics After Dark, a highly trending podcast on food-related scandals, misconduct, fraud, and drama. In the episode, we learn more about Becca and Sarah, how Dietetics After ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 92] The Quest for Authentic & Original Recipes, with Diana Pinto

Thoughts on the Table is back with a new guest, Diana Pinto, and a very special episode. As she describes it, Diana became interested in noting recipe variations across different cookbooks. Incidentally and unexpectedly, this brought her to challenge ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 91] Introducing Podcaster Wendy Holloway from Flavor of Italy

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 ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 90] Italian Words Gone Wrong – Mistakes on the Menu

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 ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 89] Introducing Kristie Prada from Mammaprada

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 ... Continue reading

[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 ... Continue reading

[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 ... Continue reading