This week, the Italian American Podcast marks its 250th episode, and we certainly have a lot to celebrate as we kick off another Italian American Heritage Month!
We discuss John and Dolores’s recent trip to Sicily, where they experienced the island in ways few Americans ever get the chance to experience. They share their stories, and how they came to realize just why their — and countless other — ancestors left Italy for the New World.
And, of course, the conversation makes its way to what they ate, and we take a detour into some of the regional Italian specialties we all enjoy so much, and why there are essentially two Italies to visit—the one we learn about, and the one waiting to be discovered.
We also celebrate the release of Rossella’s upcoming third book, Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia, to be released in November. She tells us about her upcoming launch party in Brooklyn at The Bookmark Shoppe, and how this cookbook is her best yet because of the incredibly personal direction she took while writing during lockdown.
And we’re announcing a VERY special development for the show and the gang, as we prepare for the next 250 episodes and beyond… one that will change the way we and our listeners get to take part in the Italian American Podcast each and every day!
It's an episode that gets to the heart of why these five Italian American friends have been able to keep this show going for so long… because it really is just a fun-filled catch-up amongst famiglia!
Join us for a celebration you won’t want to miss, and an announcement that will change the way we all participate in the Italian American experience!