Episode 5, Season 2 of “Cooking The Books” Podcast Now Available!

It’s the marvelous month of March, and my latest episode features a wonderful book set in Renaissance Italy that is filled to the joyous brim with luscious food descriptions, a forbidden love, and a secret that brings to mind The DaVinci Code. I am also interviewing the book’s author, the wonderful and talented Crystal King. We talk Italian cuisine, culinary appropriation, which social media platform would Renaissance chefs use most, and I also share a recipe for polpette di vitello con pinoli, e cipolla con una riduzione di aceto balsamico, which was published in the companion cookbook to King’s novel, so give it a listen and try not to drool! You can listen at: https://anchor.fm/cookingthebooks/episodes/The-Chefs-Secret-and-the-Renaissance-ish-Delights-of-Veal-Meatballs-with-Pinenuts-e1e7br5

Learn more about the works of Crystal King at: https://www.crystalking.com/

8 thoughts on “Episode 5, Season 2 of “Cooking The Books” Podcast Now Available!

  1. Excellent interview, Vanessa. I’m sorry to hear you had a death in the family, but I’m glad you’re back for March. Also, happy belated b-day. 😉 I’ll keep this book in mind.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen. I appreciate your kind words and I’m really glad you enjoyed the interview. Talking to Crystal King was so great. She’s a wonderful writer and I think you would very much enjoy her two books.

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  2. That is so cool that you got to interview the author of the book! This dish looks delicious! Also, I recently read a book that I think you’d like (if you haven’t already read it!) It’s called The Last Chinese Chef and the way it describes the complexities of Chinese food is inspiring.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, interviewing Crystal King was awesome. She is such an excellent writer and so knowledgeable about Italian cuisine. I’ll definitely check out your book recommendation, as well. 😊

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  3. ….hmmm. Recalls that subtle envy of Umbe’ towards Calvino, the later dived in, articulated and used concepts in his works that the former never could get his mind around, (relevant aspects of semiotics included.)

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    1. Interesting. I think of them both as superior intellects whose work complements the others. Symbols and semiotics are such complex concepts, yet I think they both bring them to life in such unique ways.


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