Cooking with an Italian accent

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EP42 - In conversation with: Irina Georgescu, author of Carpathia
Aug 17 • 68 min
Before a well-deserved pause to welcome our baby girl into the world, and to get used to a completely new life, I’m so happy to share the latest episode of Cooking with an Italian accent, a conversation I had a few weeks ago with Irina Gergescu about her…
EP41 – Everything you want to know about pound cake
Jul 20 • 17 min
In today’s episode we’ll be talking in details about the pound cake, known as quattro quarti in Italian. This is probably the cake I make more often, especially in its version made with extra virgin olive oil, the most appreciated during our cooking…
EP40 - Get to know us better
Jul 12 • 17 min
We reached the 40th episode of our podcast “Cooking with an Italian Accent”! So it’s time to celebrate and to recap what we’ve done so far in these 15 months spent together, what you liked the most, why we love this podcast so much and how it perfectly…
EP39 - Three books about Italian cooking you must have
Jun 11 • 10 min
Today we are talking about cookbooks. When I was organizing my cookbooks on the bookshelves, I rediscovered some favourites from the past that needed some more love, and realised there are cookbooks that I barely opened after the initial…
EP38 - Our virtual Tuscan cooking class
May 27 • 10 min
Juls’ Kitchen is a family business. Tommaso and I work together to teach classes, develop recipes for clients, taking photos, producing the podcast, and writing the blog and the newsletter, along with cookbooks and articles. It has its highs and lows, but…
EP37 - In conversation with: Regula Ysewijn, food writer
May 15 • 54 min
This is a special episode with a dear friend, Regula Ysewijn. We met in London in 2011, at the Food Blogger Connect, and since then we’ve become best friends, supporting each other through life and work endeavours.Today we’re here to celebrate her new…
EP36 - How do you learn to cook?
Apr 24 • 30 min
One of the few positive aspects of this eternal lockdown is that I had the chance to learn new recipes and techniques. Usually, I am too busy trying to respect deadlines, juggling cooking classes and assignments, so I just play it safe.Week after week, I…
EP35 - Cooking during the lockdown
Apr 17 • 12 min
I didn’t think my way of cooking would change much during the lockdown. I thought I was already quite organised, with a well-stocked pantry, responsible in using my ingredients and leftovers and creative when it comes to improvising. Yet, in more than a…
EP34 - What is comfort food for you?
Apr 3 • 30 min
There are two different aspects of comfort food: on one side, there’s the food that gives you comfort and pleasure when you eat it, like pappa al pomodoro, on the other side, the many foods that give you solace, a respite from the news, from heavy…
EP33 - What is food for me
Feb 24 • 11 min
After 11 years of blogging, a love born by stirring a ciambellone on a kitchen stool with mum, 5 cookbooks, a podcast, countless projects never launched or lost along the way, and numerous dreams kept among the pages of a notebook, I keep asking myself…
EP32 - Chestnuts and chestnut flour in Tuscan cuisine
Feb 1 • 18 min
Today buying good quality chestnut flour can be difficult, and it is certainly more expensive than it used to be. A good local organic stone ground wheat flour costs about 2€ a kilo. If you want to buy an organic, stone ground chestnut flour made with…
EP31 - Celebrating the citrus season
Jan 24 • 18 min
Today I am here to celebrate the citrus season, with their brightness, the joy they add to cold winter days, the liveliness they lend to rich dishes, or the depth of flavour they give to the simplest salads. In this episode, I’m sharing how I use them,…
EP30 - (cook)book review: “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” by Samin Nosrat
Jan 15 • 7 min
I learnt to cook from my grandmother, watching her patiently stirring a pot of ragù, or foraging herbs in the fields to make a salad, or an omelette. I learnt to cook because I was hungry for delicious, diverse food: my mum had a basic approach to…
EP29 - My 2020 word: intentionality
Jan 8 • 10 min
Until a few years ago, come January I would write a list of goals and good intentions. I felt productive, optimist, effective. Within a few months, though, that list would mark the measure of my failures. Now I choose a word that will represent the year I…
EP28 - Have yourself a very Tuscan Christmas!
Dec 23, 2019 • 12 min
How would I describe my ideal Christmas? Which are the first words that come to my mind when I think about Christmas?This year, I would pick humble. Humble as the unassuming log that the head of the family would put in the fireplace at Christmas Eve. It…
EP27 - My favourite Christmas cookbook: Nigel Slater’s The Christmas Chronicles [Bonus Track]
Dec 16, 2019 • 5 min
This is a bonus episode, a small precious gift for you in the days waiting for Christmas. Today I’m going to share with you my favourite Christmas cookbook, Nigel Slater’s The Christmas Chronicles.If you liked the bonus track, there will be more, more…
EP26 - Milan, foodie tips to explore the city, with Myriam Sabolla
Nov 23, 2019 • 22 min
Until a few years ago, when we wanted to be inspired, try new foods and restaurants, breath some fresh air and live an exciting adventure, we would fly to London.In the recent years though, especially after the 2015 Expo, we take a fast train to Milan. In…
EP25 - Italians and overcooked vegetables
Nov 6, 2019 • 15 min
Today’s theme is vegetables, but not any kind of vegetables. I am here to praise the charm of overcooked vegetables. Not all vegetables give their best when cooked for long time, some get soggy and unpalatable, but take French beans, broccoli or cavolo…
EP24 - In conversation with: Frantoio Pruneti about Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Oct 26, 2019 • 35 min
One of the ingredients that has always caused more questions and doubts during my cooking classes is olive oil. I’ve grown up worshipping olive oil as key ingredient in Tuscan cooking, it is still my favourite one. I’ve given for granted uses, good habits…
EP23 - A Tuscan pantry
Oct 19, 2019 • 29 min
If you are passionate about Italian and Tuscan cuisine and want to explore the staple ingredients, if you are about to move on your own and you need to stock up your pantry from zero, or if you, like me, enjoy browsing through the pantries of other…
EP22 - Juls’ Kitchen Tuscan cooking classes
Oct 4, 2019 • 25 min
This has been the most intense and rewarding cooking class season so far. Today I want to bring you with me during a cooking class. I’ve been teaching Tuscan cooking classes for 8 years now, since I left my 9-to-5 job at the end of 2011. Now it is 5 years…
EP21 - In conversation with: Juliana Lopez May
Sep 11, 2019 • 27 min
I’ve bene knowing Juliana Lopez May for three years now. She is an Argentinian chef and cooking instructor that every September brings a group of women from South America to Italy, and to our Studio. We spend a day together cooking up a storm and having…
EP20 - September: Grape harvest and grape recipes
Sep 4, 2019 • 15 min
September as the new January, September with that back to school feeling: a new diary, blank pages, a sharp pencil. September as a month to begin again, a time for new goals, new resolutions. I love September for all these reasons, for the first cooler…
EP19 - Let’s cook together: ricotta crumb cake
Aug 28, 2019 • 24 min
Since a June dinner in Val d’Orcia at Villa Pienza, I’ve been making a ricotta crumb cake at least once a week, during cooking classes and when we had friends over for dinner, trying out different combinations of flour, fruit and chocolate. Everyone was…
EP18 - Siena, foodie tips to explore this medieval city
Aug 21, 2019 • 24 min
This is a special episode inspired by the Siena with gusto foodie guide we recently published for Travel WithGusto. Siena is a medieval city, my university town, the place where we love to go out during the weekend, or for a special midweek dinner.In this…
EP17 - Preserving the season: Summer
Aug 14, 2019 • 16 min
Both my mum and my grandma influenced my love for preserving.It would be reductive to describe it as a habit or a hobby; I feel an ancient urge to bottle, can, or preserve whatever the season offers with abundance. It is my personal way to celebrate the…
EP16 - In conversation with: Luisa of Agriturismo Il Rigo
Jul 24, 2019 • 26 min
A chat with Luisa Cipolla of Agriturismo il Rigo, in Val d’Orcia, about one of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany, about life in an agriturismo, food and wild flowers.Recipes mentioned in this episode:- A few photos and a recipe from Il Rigo, coccini di…
EP15 - Fragments of Summer and seasonal effortless cooking
Jul 17, 2019 • 19 min
Recipes mentioned in this episode:- Effortless summer cooking: https://en.julskitchen.com/seasonal/summer/effortless-summer-cooking - French bean salad with hard boiled eggs and olives: https://en.julskitchen.com/salads/french-bean-salad- Pasta with tuna,…
EP14 - Eating during the summer heatwave
Jun 26, 2019 • 17 min
Recipes mentioned in this episode:Panzanella: https://en.julskitchen.com/first-course/tuscan-panzanella-tomato-bread-salad Caprese: https://en.julskitchen.com/tuscany/tuscan-panzanella Baked eggplants: https://en.julskitchen.com/side/baked-eggplants I’d…
EP13 - Let’s cook together: Zuppa Inglese
Jun 19, 2019 • 29 min
Before listening to this episode, be sure to have these ingredients in your pantry, as we’ll cook together:-500 ml (2.11 cups) fresh whole milk-1/2 vanilla bean, split open-2 eggs-4 tablespoons sugar-2 tablespoons corn starch-80 g (2.82 oz) dark chocolate…
EP12 - Get hungry with Tuscan PDO and PGI products - Buy Food Toscana
Jun 9, 2019 • 57 min
BuyFood Toscana is an event organized by the Region of Tuscany and PromoFirenze, aiming to the promotion of the Tuscan PDO and PGI products to international buyers and journalists. They asked us to introduce the audience to some of the best PDO and PGI…
EP11 - About inspiration
May 29, 2019 • 23 min
A talk on creativity and lack of inspiration and a list to keep you inspired, no matter what, from reading to gardening, from walking to visiting new places.I’d love to hear from you: what is that keeps you inspired instead? Share it with me via email or…
EP10 - In conversation with: Judy Witts Francini
May 22, 2019 • 25 min
A talk with Judy Witts Francini, Italian life coach, culinary concierge and guide, about Italian and Tuscan food, cooking classes and food tours in Puglia and Sicily, learning how to cook and eating out in Tuscany.Learn more about Judy and her experiences…
EP9 - Street Food in Tuscany
May 15, 2019 • 19 min
Things we talked about in this episode: - street food in Tuscany- street food in Florence: panino al lampredotto- street food on the Tuscan coast: torta di ceci or cecina- schiacciata- bomboloni and frati- gelatoRecipes mentioned in this episode: - panino…
EP8 - An Easter menu
Apr 17, 2019 • 15 min
Things we talked about in this episode: - A Tuscan Easter menu- Eggs for Easter- Lamb for Easter- Ricotta for Easter- Spring vegetables Recipes mentioned in this episode: - Spinach and ricotta tortelli…
EP7 - Vegetarian, vegan, Gluten free, but totally traditional!
Apr 3, 2019 • 20 min
Things we talked about in this episode: -Tuscan people and their love for beans-Vegetarian and vegan recipes in Tuscan cuisine-Gluten free recipes in Tuscan cuisineRecipes mentioned in this episode: -Pappa al Pomodoro:…
EP6 - In conversation with: Tessa Kiros
Mar 23, 2019 • 72 min
Today’s episode is quite special. We recorded it a few days ago at the St. Mark Cultural Association for Florence Writers, where Tessa Kiros and I had a conversation with David Orr about cooking and writing. Tessa Kiros is the author of ten cookery books…
EP5 - Food Markets: what you can buy there
Mar 17, 2019 • 31 min
Things we talked about in this episode: - Markets of Tuscany, A cookbook - Indoor and historic markets in Tuscany- Weekly markets and what you can buy there- Farmers markets in TuscanyRecipes mentioned in this episode: - Pork loin with pears and pecorino:…
EP4 - Carnival time. All I love about carnival food.
Mar 8, 2019 • 21 min
Things we talked about in this episode:Recipes mentioned in this episode: - Cenci: https://en.julskitchen.com/tuscany/carnival-fried-dough-the-tuscan-cenci- Frittelle: https://en.julskitchen.com/tuscany/italian-carnival-rice-fritters - Schiacciata alla…
EP3 - Tuscan bread, the staple of Tuscan cooking
Feb 27, 2019 • 21 min
Things we talked about in this episode:- The Dinner Sister Podcast https://dinnersisters.com/podcast/2019/2/17/dinnerparty-italian-winter - Pane toscano, or the Tuscan bread made without salt- History and legends - Pane Toscano DOP, the Tuscan Bread…
EP2 - Becoming Us
Feb 13, 2019 • 34 min
Things we talked about in this episode:- Becoming us- Michelle Obama and her memoir “Becoming”- Local pig breeds in Tuscany - Cinta Senese https://en.julskitchen.com/first-course/fresh-pasta/cinta-senese-meat-sauce- How to make the perfect roasted pork…
EP1 - Food memories
Feb 6, 2019 • 16 min
Things we talked about in this episode:- Food memories that shape your life- Bracioline al Pomodoro and the beginning of my love story with food- A ciambellone for breakfast and food as love, connection and family- Upside down pineapple and cherry yogurt…
EP00 - Why an Italian accent?
Jan 31, 2019 • 2 min
Welcome to Cooking with an Italian accent podcast.Why an Italian accent? Well, I’m pretty sure you can hear it when I talk, and you can taste it when I cook. In each episode, we will talk about traditional food and the memories it stirs up, we will meet…