Monday, October 22, 2007

Italian Home Cooking

Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie covered Italy it all of it's fresh, delicious glory. The highlight of the episode was the Home Food organization, a network of home cooks in Italy started in 2004 by people who felt real home cooking was dying out in Italy. For a fee, these cooks open up their homes to guests (i.e., strangers) and make traditional Italian meals for 6-10 guests. Imagine visiting Rome, Naples, or Bologna and getting authentic, regional, seasonal home cooking made by women who learned about food and traditional cooking from their mothers, aunts, and grandmothers. The beauty and history in the food must be intoxicating.

Unfortunately, it looks like the Home Food website isn't always functional. Italy Logue has some information, and Solo Dining provides a sample menu and a phone number. If you're thinking about a trip to Italy, it might be worth checking out.

Salute!

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Thanks for the link! I've never had trouble getting onto the Home Food site using this link: http://www.homefood.it/ - you might want to try that one. It's a fantastic organization, and for travelers who are only going to be in the country for a short time, the membership price is dirt cheap.

Jessica said...

I'm going to Milan this month and FINALLY booked a spot at a Home Food dinner! I'm really excited. Check back at the Italy Logue (http://www.italylogue.com/) for a review later this month!

MetaMommy said...

Oh, that's so exciting! I look forward to reading about it. Definitely something we'd love to try some day.