Food Memories – what are they?
Food memories are some of the most evocative that can conjure up vivid memories from way back into childhood. Today my frequent cohost Michele Di Pietro (@mangiawithmichele) and I discuss the phenomena of food memories and exactly why they are so important.
We share and discuss some of our own vibrant food memories and delve into the science behind food memories.
We talk about some of our favorite Italian recipes like pasta alla carbonara and go into why some cooks like to modify this classic recipe and others are diehards and stick strictly to the original. So much of it relates back to our food memories and our vision of what that, and other recipes, should be.
Useful links from today’s podcast
Check out some of these references from today’s podcast:
Choke cherries: Jam, Choke Cherry Old-Fashioned Kettle-Cooked Hard Candy Drops, choke cherry tree seeds.
The Omnivorous Mind: Our Evolving Relationship with Food, by John Allen.
Classic recipe for pasta alla carbonara.
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Michele Di Pietro is a New York City Italian American food influencer who has been in the food business for decades. Find her on Instagram, where many of you probably already know her as @mangiawithmichele. Mangia with Michele is the expression of her lifelong passion for Italian ingredients, foods, recipes, culture & traditions – all with an innovative & aspirational twist.