Episode: 19 - 2023-11-30
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.
Episode: 18 - 2023-11-16
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.
Episode: 17 - 2023-10-31
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.
Episode: 16 - 2023-10-09
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.
Episode: 15 - 2023-08-16
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
Episode: 14 - 2023-07-07
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.
Episode: 13 - 2023-06-16
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.
Episode: 12 - 2023-05-25
In this episode we continue our trip to the northwest region of Piedmont. We explore Wine, Risotto, Beef and Hazelnuts.
Episode: 11 - 2023-05-07
In this episode we begin our roadtrip of Italy with a visit to the northwest region of Piedmont.
Episode: 10 - 2023-04-07
In this episode we explore some common misconceptions related to Italian food and also discuss current trends in the Italian food scene.
Episode: 9 - 2023-03-02
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.
Episode: 8 - 2023-02-17
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.
Episode: 7 - 2023-02-03
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.
Episode: 6 - 2023-01-20
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.
Episode: 5 - 2022-12-21
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!
Episode: 4 - 2022-12-18
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.
Episode: 3 - 2022-11-19
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
Episode: 2 - 2022-09-29
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.
Episode: 1 - 2022-09-07
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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