Guys, I LOVE a pod. I subscribe to no fewer than 8,000 of them, mostly political ones that are kind of driving me to the brink of insanity, if we’re being honest here. One of the reasons I am SO THRILLED to launch the GOLA podcast is that it distracts me from horrors and focuses me on the things that matter to me: Italy, food, culture, and Italian food culture. Also booze and coffee. I am perhaps even more excited that my co-host is Dr. Danielle Callegari (if your mind just wandered to a silent German horror film, she beat you to it) is in the mix. She is simply the smartest person I know and I am so envious of her students at UC Berkeley, where she is a Lecturer in Italian Studies and is affiliated with the Berkeley Food Institute. Her research focuses on medieval and early modern Italian literature and the history of food. She is currently completing a book entitled “Dante’s Gluttons: Food and Society in Medieval Italian Literature.” Basically, she is a genius, y’all.
Our podcast brings together two unique, irreverent voices and goes deep into topics like buffalo mozzarella, ‘nduja, and nucillo (a.k.a. nocino). Listen to the premier episode introducing the podcast, as well as others using your favorite app. Find the GOLA podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Anchor, and just about every other app. Be sure to subscribe and rate the pod and if you’re so inclined, support the app with a donation (no pressure, but it will make the pod better!).