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Episode: 24 - 2024-03-01

Cooking in Sicily with Paulette Licitra

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

This episode features the cuisine of Sicily. Sicily is the largest island of Italy and is known for it's volcanic mountains and North African influence to it's cuisine and architecture. This Mediterranean island has spectacular beauty and has been featured in the public TV series Inspector Montalbano.

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Episode: 23 - 2024-02-15

Cooking Essentials - Seasoning with Salt

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

This episode is the first in our series on the essentials of cooking. We begin by discussing seasoning and specifically, the use of salt before the cooking process, during the cooking process, and as a finishing touch.

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Episode: 22 - 2024-02-02

From Michelin Kitchen to Classroom Professor with Matthew James Duffy

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

This episode features a discussion with chef and professor, Matthew James Duffy. Matthew is a classically trained fine dining chef that has a passion for bread making and teaches at the Centennial College in Toronto Canada. Matthew has a micro bakery and shares his passion for Sourdough and baking online and has created a social media community of bakers.

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Episode: 21 - 2024-01-20

NYC to Nashville with Paulette Licitra

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we interview author and cook, Paulette Licitra. Paulette study culinary arts and and practiced in New York City before brining her talents to Nashville. She teaches cooking there and has authored two books on Italian cooking and also conducts culinary tours of Italy.

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Episode: 20 - 2023-12-16

Panettone, A Christmas Story

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we discuss the King of Breads, Panettone. This pastry bread is the tradition for Natale (Christmas) and originated in Milan. It's unique in its tall size and has a dome shape and is traditionally filled with raisins and candied citron. The history of panettone is also legend and there are three versions of the legend.

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Episode: 19 - 2023-11-30

Liguria in Cucina with Enrica Monzani

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

This episode features a discussion with author and cook, Enrica Monzani. Enrica is the author of the blog, A Small Kitchen in Genoa. Enrica has a new book out called Liguria in Cucina. In the book she explores the culinary regions and foods of Genoa, the Italian Riviera and the vast Forest areas of Liguria.

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Episode: 18 - 2023-11-16

Roasting coffee with Cutbow Coffee

In this episode we interview Paul Gallegos of Cutbow Coffee in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Paul was trained in roasting at Peet's Coffee and has been roasting coffee for 30 years. He shares with us the details of roasting and how it imparts flavor before the barista makes the coffee. He also describes how coffee cultivation and roasting is similar to wine making.

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Episode: 17 - 2023-10-31

All Souls Day Celebrations

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we discuss the celebrations surrounding All Souls Day. From Mexico's Dia de los Muertos to Italy's regional celebrations we discuss the traditions and food associated with these days of remembrance.

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Episode: 16 - 2023-10-09

Road Trip - Abruzzo

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we continue our trip to the north and visiting the eastern central region of Abruzzo. Abruzzo is situated due east of Rome and stretches from the Apennine mountains, including Gran Sasso, to the Adriatic Sea.

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Episode: 15 - 2023-08-16

Cucina Povera with Giulia Scarpaleggia

In this episode we are in Tuscany and talking with author and food blogger Giulia Scarpaleggia. We discuss the book Cucina Povera and highlight some recipes and philosophy of Italian cooking

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Episode: 14 - 2023-07-07

Road Trip - Liguria - Italian Riviera

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we continue our trip to the north and visiting the coastal region of Liguria. Liguria is home to the city of Genoa as well as the Italian Riviera.

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Episode: 13 - 2023-06-16

Road Trip - Valle d'Aosta

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we continue our trip to the north and visit the smallest region of Italy, Valle d'Aosta, which borders Switzerland and France's Mont Blanc.

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Episode: 12 - 2023-05-25

Road Trip - Piedmont part 2

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we continue our trip to the northwest region of Piedmont. We explore Wine, Risotto, Beef and Hazelnuts.

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Episode: 11 - 2023-05-07

Road Trip - Piedmont part 1

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we begin our roadtrip of Italy with a visit to the northwest region of Piedmont.

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Episode: 10 - 2023-04-07

Food Misconceptions

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we explore some common misconceptions related to Italian food and also discuss current trends in the Italian food scene.

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Episode: 9 - 2023-03-02

Aperitif and Digestif

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we explore the relationship of drinking before and after eating and specifically apertifs and digestifs. From the Negroni to Limoncello and Grappa we cover the entire dinning experience and also highlight some desserts as well.

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Episode: 8 - 2023-02-17

Mardi Gras

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

Mardi Gras is right around the corner and in this episode we explore several pre Lenten festivals in Europe and America. We explore the scene of Venice’s Carnevale with the beautiful costumes and masks. Venice, Brazil and New Orleans are know for their hugely popular festivals but there are many more. We discuss one you might not be familiar with in Switzerland. We all know that Mardi Gras is a time to indulge and we feature some of the go to deserts that are made for these celebrations in Italy.

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Episode: 7 - 2023-02-03

Food and Romance

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

With Valentine's Day approaching we dedicated this episode to romantic foods. We start with a history lesson on the saint and talk about romantic food ingredients as well as a recipe for Engagement Chicken.

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Episode: 6 - 2023-01-20

Tiramisu

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we explore the history and technique of my favorite dessert, Tiramisu. Being a fan of all things coffee this is a simple and elegant dish that elevates coffee using Mascarpone cheese.

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Episode: 5 - 2022-12-21

Holiday Food

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

Holidays are full of culinary traditions and in this episode we share our own traditions and memories. From Panettone to Christmas Red and Green Chiles. Happy Holidays!

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Episode: 4 - 2022-12-18

Al Forno

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

In this episode we look at the origins and variety of Italian baked (Al Forno means "to the oven") pasta dishes and pizza. Lasagna is the most well know to many but there are plenty of others that are fascinating and delicious.

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Episode: 3 - 2022-11-19

Stock

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

We may think of stock as something you purchase at the supermarket but if you haven't tried to make your own you are missing out on some great flavor. Stock is made from combining meat, poultry or fish with vegetables and cooking the broth slowly to pull out flavor

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Episode: 2 - 2022-09-29

Carbonara

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

Carbonara is one of the most beloved pastas from Italy. It is made from simple ingredients with a special technique to derive a rich, creamy taste. Carbonara is also hot debated as to it's history.

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Episode: 1 - 2022-09-07

San Domenico Ravioli

Spicy Language used. Adult Content

Ravioli San Domenico is also known as Egg Yolk Ravioli. This recipe features ricotta cheese, spinach, nutmeg and 00 Flour. The technique of using an egg yolk in the center of the ravioli is what makes is unique.

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