100 episodes

Join Flavor of Italy each week for a look at Italian food and recipes, Italian culture, travel and history through interviews with Italy's cutting-edge creators, food personalities, locals and anyone else who has a fascinating Italian story to share.

Flavor of Italy podcast Wendy Holloway

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

Join Flavor of Italy each week for a look at Italian food and recipes, Italian culture, travel and history through interviews with Italy's cutting-edge creators, food personalities, locals and anyone else who has a fascinating Italian story to share.

    Cooking Class in Puglia, in enchanting Lecce

    Cooking Class in Puglia, in enchanting Lecce

    A Culinary Journey in Lecce, in the heart of Puglia, Italy.
    Here lies the enchanting city of Lecce in the region's very tip of Italy's boot, renowned for its stunning baroque architecture and rich culinary traditions. Silvestro Silvestori has established The Awaiting Table, a unique cooking school that goes beyond traditional culinary education and a cooking class in Puglia. Since 2003, Silvestro has been sharing his deep-rooted knowledge and passion for the cultural and sociological aspects of Italian cuisine with students from around the world.
    This episode shares not only the details of this unique culinary school in Lecce, but it delves into the Puglia region's rich culinary history with details you've undoubtedly never heard before! Listen to this fascinating episode for a culinary exploration of Puglia!

    • 42 min
    200th Episode - Flavor of Italy Podcast Celebration!

    200th Episode - Flavor of Italy Podcast Celebration!

    The Flavor of Italy Podcast, ranked #3 in Italy and in the top 2.5% worldwide, is a captivating food, wine, travel & culture Italian podcast!
    As I celebrate this 200th Italian podcast episode, I'm already looking forward to the next 100 episodes. I'm eager to hear from you listeners about what Italy topics you'd like me to explore. Whether it's a deeper dive into the regional cuisines and wines of Italy, travel, design or culture, your suggestions are invaluable.
    Have a listen to this recap of the captivating and unique Italian food, wine, and culture topics we've covered!
    Help make the next 100 Italian podcast episodes a great success by subscribing to the podcast, leaving a great review and above all sharing the topics you'd like to hear about!
    What's being said about the Flavor of Italy Podcast:
    FeedSpot ranks the best Italy podcasts from thousands of podcasts and ranks them by relevancy, authority, social media followers, and freshness. Among the 60 Best Italian Podcasts, the Flavor of Italy Podcast is ranked #3. - May 2024
    Listen Notes, the best podcast search engine and database on the web, says “The Flavor of Italy Podcast is one of the top 2.5% most popular shows out of 3,352,975 podcasts globally ”. - May 2024

    • 12 min
    The Vegetarian Mediterranean Diet

    The Vegetarian Mediterranean Diet

    Exploring Mediterranean Vegetarian Cuisine
    An Interview with Paola Gavin, a celebrated cookbook author with four published works and a regular contributor to Tablet.com. Gavin’s cookbooks are known for their deep dives into the historical and cultural backgrounds of Vegetarian Mediterranean ingredients, often accompanied by beautiful, historical artwork.
    A Journey Through Italy: A Love for Food and Art
    Paola Gavin's journey into the world of culinary arts and the Vegetarian Mediterranean diet began with her extensive travels and her background in fine arts. Growing up, she traveled extensively and studied fine art, which influenced her appreciation for art history and painting. This passion is evident in her social media, where she often shares paintings and art history insights, and in her delicious cookbooks.

    • 27 min
    La Tavola Marche, and a Journey Off the Beaten Path to the Marche region Italy

    La Tavola Marche, and a Journey Off the Beaten Path to the Marche region Italy

    Unveiling one of Italy's Culinary Gems: La Tavola Marche, and a Journey Off the Beaten Path to the Marche region Italy.
    Nestled in the heart of Italy, amidst the undulating hills and fertile valleys of the Marche region Italy, lies a culinary sanctuary awaiting discovery. La Tavola Marche, aptly translating to "The Marche Region Table," is not just a destination but a lifestyle meticulously crafted by Ashley and Jason Bartner. The decision to settle in the Marche region Italy was no happenstance but a deliberate choice rooted in a desire to embrace the Italian way of life. Unlike the well-trodden paths of Tuscany or Umbria, the Marche region Italy offered a canvas for cultural immersion and culinary exploration....

    • 33 min
    Sardinian Food & Wine - the "Blue Zone" longevity island

    Sardinian Food & Wine - the "Blue Zone" longevity island

    Sardinia is a picturesque Italian island steeped in history, renowned for its extraordinary Sardinian food, and celebrated as one of the world's prominent Blue Zones, where longevity is a defining feature of life. It's a destination that beckons exploration, not only for its captivating past but also for its vibrant present.
    Join me  on a journey through Sardinia's rich history, tracing its origins from ancient times to its present-day status as an autonomous region of Italy. From the enigmatic Nuragic civilization to the enduring influence of Phoenician settlers, Sardinia's past is a testament to its resilience and cultural diversity.
    No exploration of Sardinia would be complete without a dive into its Sardinian food and wine. From the traditional Sardinian diet emphasizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients to the island's renowned wines, such as Cannonau and Vermentino, there's a wealth of flavors to explore.

    • 23 min
    The Race for the Cure

    The Race for the Cure

    Looking for something unique to do on your travels to Italy, totally tourist free? 
    One thing I'm asked all the time is: "what can I do while I'm in Italy that's unique and tourist free?" I always suggest getting involved in an initiative that will benefit the Italian community and get you immersed in an activity with Italians. 
    Most everyone is familiar with the Komen Race for the Cure, an initiative to raise breast cancer awareness, and offer breast cancer education and health tips for the community. Rome's Komen Race for the Cure is just around the corner, scheduled for Sunday, May 12. It's easy to register and the run/walk takes you through 5 km of the most picturesque areas of the Eternal City!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Sandman 1211 ,

Great podcasts

Wendy’s podcasts are always informative and fun to listen. She explains everything very methodically and I absolutely love her voice - for a podcaster, it’s imperative it be clear and concise. Keep it coming, Wendy. I love all things Italian!!

ursulamichelep ,

Ursula

I just found out about Ursula and bought her cookbook Cucina Siciliana, my mother, also named Ursula was so very proud of her Sicilian heritage and carried on all the Sicilian traditions and meals I can’t wait to get my book! Ursula Ferrigano sounds lovely!!

podcast escape traveler ,

Dream of Italy

Great content and host . listen at night before bed and it takes me away to dream of a Italy …

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