18 04, 2021

Listen to the Latest Gola Podcast Episodes and Become a Patron!

2021-04-18T14:32:33+02:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Food & Wine|0 Comments

On a sweltering day in August 2018, Dr. Danielle Callegari and I launched the Gola podcast on Italian food and how it connects to history, culture, and society. Since then, it has been a never ending joy to connect with Danielle, who is truly the smartest human, to spotlight themes, producers, and foods we love. Over [...]

16 04, 2021

Bring Italy to Your Home Garden Courtesy of the Gusto Italiano Project

2021-04-18T13:06:20+02:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Markets|1 Comment

If you've ever grown your own produce, you already know this: nature is mind blowing. Growing anything at all seems like a small miracle. Especially when it comes to the vast and varied (and variegated!) radicchio family. This past fall and winter, it was emotional to sow and tend the seeds, harvest the plants, then [...]

3 04, 2021

Involtini alla Piazzetta: A Recipe for Easter from the Heart of Campania

2021-04-03T14:49:09+02:00April 3rd, 2021|Categories: Food & Wine, Meat, Naples & Campania, Recipes|0 Comments

  Most Easters I am on the road. I love visiting farms and friends in rural parts of Italy for the long holiday weekend. Since we are firmly in the "red zone" until after Easter wraps up, I'm staying put in Lazio but already dreaming of 2022 when I hope to spend Pasqua in one [...]

20 01, 2021

Italian Eating Club and Other Virtual Italy-Inspired Experiences

2021-01-20T06:05:32+01:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes|0 Comments

  Amici! I miss traveling and eating in Italy with all of you. And so, while we're still all online, I'm excited to announce KP's Italian Eating Club, a virtual community hosted by DEMI where we can all connect through our shared love of all things Italian. The interactive group chat is an ongoing food/wine/booze/cooking party. In the club, we [...]

16 12, 2020

Recipe: Daniela Morrone’s Giurgiulena (Calabrian Nut Brittle)

2021-02-26T15:22:17+01:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Carbs, Food & Wine, Recipes|0 Comments

The Italian south’s resources and position as a crossroads in the Mediterranean have made it a target for conquest and transit for millennia. As invaders and refugees made their way to the south, they brought their customs, cooking methods, and ingredients with them. At times, the locals would reject the new arrivals—both the people and [...]

16 12, 2020

Sara Cicolini’s Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

2020-12-16T03:24:40+01:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Abruzzo, Food & Wine, Recipes, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|1 Comment

Last year I covered Sarah Cicolini's Roman trattoria Santo Palato for Australian Gourmet Traveller, one of my favorite magazines to contribute toe. The article included 7 recipes that the Abruzzo-born chef serves in her adopted city, including some of the Italian capital's classics. She says of her version of amatriciana, "There's no one recipe; everyone [...]