Episode 48
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Elizabeth Minchilli is hosting an Italian dinner party‚ÄĒand you're invited

‚ÄúThis book brings together a career of writing about many different things. I've always wanted about food‚ÄĒbut I've never written just about food. Even when I'm writing about restaurants ‚Ķ I'm reporting on the experience as much as the quality of the food, because for me that's what really affects your enjoyment of food."

This week, we’re excited to welcome ELIZABETH MINCHILLI to Salt + Spine, the podcast on stories on cookbooks.

Elizabeth is the author of nine books, including three cookbooks. Her latest cookbook, The Italian Table, is a resource for entertaining the Italian way. Chronicling a dozen unique menus and dinners Elizabeth created across the country, the book is a guide to hosting Italian-style dinners in your own home.

In today’s episode, we’re talking with Elizabeth about her latest book, about Italian dining culture and rules, and how she approaches her cookbooks.

Also in today’s show: We’re catching up with food writer and cookbook reviewer PAULA FORBES to discuss a seminal baking book being reissued this year.

And: We’re stopping by OMNIVORE BOOKS in San Francisco to chat with CELIA SACK.

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The Italian Table

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