Yesterday was a banner day. It marked the first in what I hope will become a semi-regular series of discussions about food and culture via Google + Hangouts on Air!
Jamie Schler (Life’s a Feast and Plated Stories) and I have been talking about doing something like this on French cuisine for quite some time, It seems like Americans especially have an overly romantic view of what French food is all about, and as an American who has lived in France for thirty years, she wanted to dispel some myths. And I wanted to help her.
Then, we decided to broaden our scope, so we asked Domenica Marchetti (Domenica Cooks), prolific author of gorgeous Italian cookbooks (her sixth comes out next year) to speak about myths and misconceptions surrounding Italian food. We also approached the fabulous David Leite, master of Leite’s Culinaria, multiple nominated and award-winning food blogger and food writer extraordinaire to represent the cuisine of Portugal. David is 100% Portuguese, and he spent a year in the Azores (where his family is from) and Portugal researching the cuisine for his book, The New Portuguese Table.