[Thoughts on the Table – 43] Introducing David Scott Allen from Cocoa & Lavender

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This episode’s guest is writer, photographer David Scott Allen, author of the amazing blog: Cocoa and Lavender.

I discovered David’s work only recently, but I got very quickly into it, joining its large fan base. David writes stories about food, and in doing that he provides detailed step-by-step recipes with plenty of information on each dish. And he has been doing this with strict weekly cadence since 2010!

A Classical musician by training and profession, David has traveled in Europe for extended periods and around the world, learning languages and absorbing people’s cultures, especially through their food. But out of all cultures, as you will hear, David considers himself “Italian in spirit”, having found in the Italian lifestyle his deepest connection (possibly also due to his exposure to Italy through his aunt’s marriage into an Italian family).

Join our conversation to hear David’s fascinating story directly from his own voice, with entertaining anecdotes and plenty of useful information on Italy and its true cuisine.

You can follow David Scott Allen on his blog, Cocoa and Lavender, as well as on Instagram (davidscottallen), Facebook (facebook.com/cocoaandlavender), and Pinterest (pinterest.com/cocoalavender).

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.

2 thoughts on “[Thoughts on the Table – 43] Introducing David Scott Allen from Cocoa & Lavender”

  1. Thanks for this, Paolo! It was wonderful to chat with you about Cocoa & Lavender and, more so, about our mutual love of Italian cuisine. I look forward to our continued conversations.

    1. Thanks to you, David. I’m very happy the podcast gave me the opportunity to work together on organizing this episode, and then to have this chat. Being born and raised in Italy, it was for me very interesting to compare notes with you. And I have to admit I learned a thing or two! Looking forward to more soon.

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