Luca Di Pietro: Creating community around food. A Conversation with Isabella Di Pietro
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Although we usually celebrate mothers here on Our Mothers Ourselves, once a year for Fathers' Day we celebrate a father. This year Katie Semro, from the Mother Mine mini-series, fills in for Katie Hafner as host, and talks with Isabella Di Pietro about her father Luca who owns and runs the Tarallucci e Vino restaurants in NYC.

Katie talks with Isabella about how the family rose to the challenges of the pandemic by creating the organization Feed the Frontlines NYC which not only helped them save their restaurant and keep their staff, but also helped other restaurants do the same whilst feeding health care workers and New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity.

Listen to hear the story of how good food, soccer, and an open mind make Luca an extraordinary father.

Artwork by Paula Mangin (@PaulaBallah).
Music composed and performed by Andrea Perry.

Producer: Katie Semro
Executive Producer: Katie Hafner

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