36 episodes

"Stop Italian Sounding: Uncovering Authentic Italian Food," hosted by Robert Campana, is a show for all enthusiasts of real Italian food and beverage. This show explores Italian food legends, history, and traditions, while simultaneously offering important tips and insightful interviews with industry professionals. Our mission is to educate about the differences between real Italian food and beverage products and Italian sounding products. Stop Italian Sounding LLC production

Uncovering Authentic Italian Food Robert Campana

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"Stop Italian Sounding: Uncovering Authentic Italian Food," hosted by Robert Campana, is a show for all enthusiasts of real Italian food and beverage. This show explores Italian food legends, history, and traditions, while simultaneously offering important tips and insightful interviews with industry professionals. Our mission is to educate about the differences between real Italian food and beverage products and Italian sounding products. Stop Italian Sounding LLC production

    Decoding Labels on “Italian” Food products

    Decoding Labels on “Italian” Food products

    This episode emphasizes common marketing tactics like "Imported from Italy," "Packed in Italy," "Made in Italy," and "Product of Italy," clarifying their meanings: the former three do not guarantee Italian ingredients, while only "Product of Italy" ensures the use of genuine Italian raw materials. The goal is to empower consumers to make informed decisions and avoid being misled by superficial Italian sounding branding, promoting transparency in food shopping experiences.

    • 7 min
    Inside Mercato Italiano with Valerio Di Falco

    Inside Mercato Italiano with Valerio Di Falco

    We dive into the vibrant world of Mercato Italiano with Valerio Di Falco, the passionate founder bringing authentic Italian flavors and culture to the heart of Naples, Florida. Discover how Valerio's journey from Sicily to the US led to the creation of this unique Italian market and deli, where every visit feels like a trip to Italy itself. Learn about Valerio's mission to showcase Italy's diverse culinary traditions beyond stereotypes and find out how Mercato Italiano is redefining what it means to experience genuine Italian cuisine right in your own community.
    Check out the Mercato Italiano website!

    • 39 min
    Mediterranean Diet: More Than Just Food

    Mediterranean Diet: More Than Just Food

    Today we discuss the Mediterranean Diet, renowned for its health benefits and inspired by traditional eating habits around the Mediterranean Sea. It emphasizes plant-based foods, whole grains, healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil (evoo), and lean proteins such as fish. Ancel Keys coined the term in the 1960s after observing lower heart disease rates in Mediterranean populations. The diet is more than just food—it's a lifestyle incorporating aspects like conviviality, tradition, seasonality, physical activity, togetherness in cooking, education about food culture, and zero waste. The diet's principles promote heart health, weight management, and overall well-being, offering a variety of flavors and choices adaptable across cultures.

    • 8 min
    Try these types of coffee in Italy

    Try these types of coffee in Italy

    We explore the rich culture of Italian espresso and its various forms, from traditional preparations like Caffè con Panna and Marocchino to unique alternatives such as Caffè d’Orzo and Caffè al Ginseng, by highlighting the ritual of enjoying coffee at Italian bars. We also introduce refreshing summer options like Affogato, Caffè Shakerato, and Caffè Leccese.

    • 7 min
    Exploring New Combinations with Italian Food

    Exploring New Combinations with Italian Food

    We explore unconventional food pairings with traditional Italian ingredients, highlighting surprising combinations like Parmigiano Reggiano with seaweed and dark chocolate, as well as balsamic vinegar with gelato. Emphasizing the role of food science in creating balanced flavors, the host reflects on how these pairings enhance culinary experiences through their complementary and contrasting tastes.

    • 7 min
    PDO vs. PGI: Safeguarding Culinary Heritage

    PDO vs. PGI: Safeguarding Culinary Heritage

    What are those two logos we sometimes see on Italian food products? In this episode, we delve into the significance of PDO and PGI seals on European products. PDO ensures products are exclusive to specific geographic territories, preserving local traditions and quality. PGI allows for some production flexibility while still maintaining ties to a distinct area. Italy leads in protected products, using these seals to safeguard culinary heritage and guide consumers to genuine Italian delicacies.

    • 7 min

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This podcast sheds light on authentic Italian tradition and cuisine in a succinct and clear way. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn about genuine Italian culture efficiently.

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