[Thoughts on the Table – 39] A Christmas Episode, with Gino De Blasio

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I’ve always wanted to talk about Panettone, Pandoro, and other traditional Christmas food in Italy. When Gino De Blasio suggested that we should do a podcast on the subject, I got very excited. We then arranged the recording, and my excitement can fully be heard in the show 🙂

In this episode, Gino and I discuss the difference between Panettone and Pandoro, and how such difference very much divides the Italians. We also mention a savory preparation called Panettone Gastronomico, which is traditionally served as an appetizer before the Christmas meal. Finally, we talk about ‘cotechino con lenticchie’ the traditional Italian New Year’s Eve dish, and the superstitions that surround it.

Gino and I would like to wish you happy and safe holidays, whether you’ll be having Pandoro or Panettone 🙂 Thanks everyone for listening and in advance for your feedback!

You can follow Gino on his website, as well as on Twitter.

Paolo Rigiroli

Author: Paolo Rigiroli

Now based in the UK, Paolo is an Italian who lived in Canada for nearly 18 years and blogs about Italian food and its many aberrations.

One thought on “[Thoughts on the Table – 39] A Christmas Episode, with Gino De Blasio”

  1. Last night I had a drink with amici and we had a similar conversation about panettone while eating a ‘Dario Liscon’ fancy panettone. I’ve decided I’m going to try making panettone next year-it doesn’t sound easy, so should be interesting! Maybe you can be my ‘assaggiatore’ ? Buon Anno, Cristina

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