[Thoughts on the Table – 18] The Tough Life of Food Bloggers

In this new episode, Manu reveals many interesting facts about herself as a food blogger. How does she manage to conceptualize new dishes while maintaining a production volume of 3 recipes per week? How important is good food photography in attracting ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 17] Manu on the Food of Australia

Manu is back for another episode! This time she talks about popular Australian food, from her Italian perspective. Manu has also prepared many of these dishes – check out her blog for the recipes and additional information on the culture of ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 16] Introducing “Manu’s Christmas Menus”

In this episode, I have the pleasure to introduce a new guest: my friend and renowned food blogger Manuela Zangara from manusmenu.com. Manuela (or Manu, as she likes to be called) talks about herself as a food blogger, the role of food photography, and ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 15] Known and Less Known Italian Foods

This week, Jessica takes us through a number of known and less known Italian dishes – starting from Naples and Sicily, through Rome and Tuscany, to northern Italy. Find out what is authentic and what isn’t, and maybe even discover some ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 14] Cooking Italian in North America

In this episode, Jessica Burgio talks about the difficulty of recreating traditional Italian dishes in North America and gives her suggestions on how to make use of what’s locally available. She also explains how sometimes regional Italian dishes ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 13] Meet Jessica Burgio

Welcome to a brand new series with guest blogger Jessica Burgio! In this first episode, Jessica introduces herself and gives an overview of North American foods from an Italian perspective. Particularly, Jessica focuses on the foods of Florida, where ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 11] Pesto, Antipasto, and Meatballs

Gino and I are back with one more episode on Italian misconceptions. Today we are focusing on three more examples of Italian food which has been taken out of context: pesto, antipasto, and meatballs. Thanks for your feedback! ... Continue reading

[Thoughts on the Table – 10] Parmigiana and Balsamic

I am back with Gino De Blasio for a new episode of Thoughts on the Table. This week, as we dissect two more misconceptions (Parmigiana and Balsamic), Gino and I explain the reasons that motivate us to protect and preserve authentic Italian food. Thanks ... Continue reading