I recently had the pleasure of sitting down for a chat with Dr. Dom Caristi, one of The Professor’s colleagues at Ball State University; Dom and his wife, Kim are also good friends of ours and they fed us a wonderful dinner that evening. I asked Dom to share his experiences about his Italian heritage and what he observed while teaching in Macerata (MAH-chuh-RAH-tuh), Italy in 2008. I do hope you’ll take the time to listen – Dom is both entertaining and knowledgeable about the food culture in Italy – he has some great stories to tell!
Definition: Drowned; a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Gelato topped with a shot of espresso (eh-SPREH-soh – NOTE: There is no ‘X’ in ‘espresso’!). Some variations include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur.
Make one of these as they’re easy-peasy not to mention, delicious; but do take the time to sit and enjoy. Don’t answer the phone. Don’t answer emails. Don’t text and sip. And remember – you won’t grow old while sitting at an Italian table . . .