[Thoughts on the Table – 64] Introducing Crazy Italians and their Video Series on Italian Food

Crazy Italians

An unusual interview today on Thoughts on the Table! Yvette from Crazy Italians restaurant in Memphis found my page while looking for references on authentic Italian food. We started chatting and I discovered that not only did she and her husband Giampaolo open a successful restaurant, for over a year they have been producing amazing short videos featuring their daughters Azzurra and Lucrezia to help introduce continental Italian food to North America. Since I know you’re curious, here are a few of my favorite episodes: Bruschetta, Who is Alfredo, Carbonara, Pomodoro, Salad dressing.

In the podcast, Yvette, Giampaolo, and 9-year old Azzurra share their story and describe the laborious process of video production which involves the entire family, including some funny behind the scenes!

To know more about this amazing restaurant and project, please check out crazyitalians.com. You can also find Crazy Italians on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Yvette, it was great to get to know you and your family – thanks again for your fantastic contribution in letting the world know about the real food of Italy. And for this, please accept the Cannolo Award!

A listener kindly pointed out that a variation of Lasagna made with ricotta exists in the Naples area. This may be why Italian-American lasagna has ricotta.

The music in the episode is by www.purple-planet.com.

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 – 64] Introducing Crazy Italians and their Video Series on Italian Food”

  1. This is the magic of Italian cuisine: the same dish can be totally different even within a few miles. The variety of recipes and flavors in unbelievable: I am Italian and I did not know about the Naples version of Lasagne featuring ricotta. My friend (and her brother) will be happy to learn this!

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