Hosts Sara, Michelle, & Jessica talk about the recent building collapse at Pompeii, Berlusconi’s latest comments that are drawing attention, and a new charge against Amanda Knox. Later, we’re joined by author Rosetta Costantino, author of the new cookbook My Calabria, who will share her love of Calabrian cooking with us.
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Eye on Italy News Stories:
- Building Collapses at Pompeii; Pompeii’s building collapse calls for privatisation of city; Pompeii’s ‘House of the Gladiators’ Collapses; Italian Government Accused of Neglecting World Heritage Site
- Premier: “Meglio passione per le donne che gay”; Berlusconi: Better to Love Women than Gays
- Knox indicted for slander commentbegins hearing for slander comment (and Colin Firth starring in UK Knox movie!) & Italian judge oks slander trial for Knox
- Italian museums protest cuts with closures on 12 November 2010
Rosetta Costantino (@RosettaCalabria on Twitter) is the author of the new cookbook, My Calabria: Rustic Family Cooking from Italy’s Undiscovered South. She was born and raised in Verbicaro, Calabria until her family moved to California when she was fourteen. In 2004, the San Francisco Chronicle did a story on her family called “Calabria from Scratch — Foods of Calabria,” which showed Rosetta just how much interest there is in Calabrian cuisine . . . and so My Calabria, the cookbook, was born. Rosetta also now does culinary tours to Calabria, which include cooking classes.
GIVEAWAY: As promised, we are giving away a copy of Rosetta’s My Calabria to one lucky listener. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to listen to the podcast and then comment here with an answer to this question:
Based on Rosetta’s interview, what aspect of Calabria or Calabrian cuisine are you most interested in exploring further?
Note the contest will run until November 22nd, and is open only to those with North American shipping addresses by the publisher’s restrictions.
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Eye on Italy Picks of the Week:
- Sara: Free (unregistered) wifi in Italy in 2011 (more on Blog from Italy)
- Michelle: Don’t Get Caught with Dirty Drawers…and 64 Other Tips for Traveling in Calabria by Cherrye Moore, My Bella Vita (Eye on Italy guest on Episode 3: Doggie Bags? Over My Dead Body); Giveaway of three copies of Rosetta’s book at Bleeding Espresso.
- Jessica: Herculaneum, another city preserved by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius; personally, I prefer it to Pompeii.
- Deal of the Week:
Video of the week:
- Nichy Vendola, (gay) governor of Puglia responds to Berlusconi on YouTube