Flavor of Italy podcast

Flavor of Italy podcast

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Join Flavor of Italy each week for a look at Italian food and recipes, Italian culture, travel and culinary history. We’ll also feature interviews with food personalities, locals and anyone else who has an Italian food, travel or Italian cultural story to share.


Farm to Table homestyle pig butchering in northern Tuscany - Episode 11
May 26 • 25 min
Today James Martin from Wandering Italy shared another story about a Farm to Table homestyle pig butchering in Northern Tuscany with his friend Armando. We chatted about how Armando and a few other men took apart the pig and made all kinds of…
Start a New Bucket List for your Trip to Italy –Episode 10
May 19 • 39 min
You may be thinking it’s too early to start a new bucket for your trip to Italy, but it’s actually the perfect time. Yesterday Italy opened up after months of lockdown, including churches and museums, so it’s the perfect time to get a jump on…
All About Salt and its Fascinating History – Episode 9
May 12 • 31 min
In this week’s podcast episode you’ll learn all about salt: its history dating back before Roman times, its culinary uses and the important role it plays in our diet. There are those who try to eliminate salt from their diet all together and…
The Lunigiana, its history and its food – Episode 8
May 5 • 23 min
In today’s episode James Martin – travel writer, photographer and all around expert in off the beaten track spots in Italy – shared fascinating details about the Lunigiana in upper Tuscany. The Lunigiana is a historical territory in…
Peperoncini and ‘Nduja, the darlings of Calabrian Cuisine – Episode 7
Apr 28 • 19 min
Peperoncini – hot chili peppers – and ‘Nduja, the darlings of Calabrian Cuisine, are used to add delightful heat to dishes in Calabria and throughout Italy. Head to the show notes for lots of information and links, and recipes. Thank you for…
A Chat with Julia Griner, Pasta “Sfoglina” – Episode 6
Apr 21 • 24 min
A chat with Julia Griner, accomplished sfoglina and co-owner of Grano & Farina Cooking School in Rome. Julia learned to make pasta sfoglia – sheets of egg and flour dough, (hence the name sfoglina) – in Bologna, Italy and she shared her story with me:…
Cooking In the Time Of Coronavirus – Episode 5
Apr 14 • 13 min
Cooking in the Time of Coronavirus – Episode 5 discusses the changes we have made in our style of cooking since “shelter in place” went into effect. People are gravitating towards comfort foods and at the same time are getting more creative with…
All About Gnocchi - Episode 4
Apr 9 • 17 min
You may already know and love these delicious little pillows of heaven or you may know nothing about them. Either way today’s Flavor of Italy Podcast Episode 4 tells you All About Gnocchi from its history and tradition to how to make this luscious…
Food Memories - Episode 3
Apr 3 • 21 min
Food memories are some of the most evocative that can conjure up vivid memories from way back into childhood. Today my frequent guest and cohost Michele Di Pietro and I discuss the phenomena of food memories and exactly why they are so important, and the…
Coronavirus Lockdown Survival Tips - Episode 2
Mar 28 • 19 min
If you’re struggling with coronavirus and the lockdown (shelter at home policy) you are not alone. Italy was the first epicenter for the coronavirus in Europe and North America and was the first to adopt a nationwide policy of lockdown. My home is in…
Welcome to the Flavor of Italy Podcast - Episode 1
Mar 20 • 4 min
Welcome to the Flavor of Italy podcast! This short introductory episode will tell you about the content of the podcast. Each week I’ll take a look at Italian food and recipes, Italian culture, travel and culinary history. I’ll also feature…