Focaccia Genovese

Focaccia Genovese

Focaccia genovese is a traditional flat, oily bread from Liguria. It was invented in it’s current form around the 16th century and was served at church events, including weddings. It got so popular in fact, that priests actually banned it from funerals as it...

22: What is DOP and my #1 tip to experience authentic Italy

In a previous episode I covered DOC and DOCG wines and explained that certain wines are protected and controlled for how they are made and named. In this episode instead I want to talk about DOP, which stands for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally “Protected...
Ragù della Nonna

Ragù della Nonna

Marco’s mom makes a killer ragu. It’s a recipe that has been in her family for literally no one knows how long. His grandmother made the recipe that was her grandmothers and so on and so forth for as many generations as anyone can count. To me, it’s perfect. Rich,...