Msgr. Christopher Nalty Reports from Rome
Another first for the Around the Table Food Show! While on pilgrimage in Rome, Msgr. Christopher Nalty joins us via phone.
Some of our conversation covered:
- Nalty’s take on food in Rome
- the difference between food in Italy and food in New Orleans
- loving Rome but missing home (“Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?“)
- what it is like to be so close to Pope Francis
- the power of the words and actions of Pope Francis
- and the massive crowds that gather at the regular Wednesday audiences of Pope Francis
Northern Italian Cuisine Versus the American Idea of Italian Food
David Dawson and I also discussed the difference between northern Italian cuisine and what we typically think of as Italian food here in the United States. The conversation started because I shared my experience of dining at Artu Trattoria in Boston, and that got Dave wondering what makes northern Italian cuisine so distinct.
As an example of the differences, I pulled some sample dishes from one of my favorite restaurants on the Northshore of New Orleans: Ristorante Del Porto.
The show ended with a recipe for Basil Pesto. It is super-easy to make, and it is so delicious (and healthy!) that it will knock your socks off! You can find the recipe for Basil Pesto by clicking here.
Listen to the Around the Table Food Show by clicking on the “play” button below. Or to download the MP3 version and listen at your convenience, just right-click this link and save it to your computer: Pope Francis, Rome, Restaurants and Basil Pesto.
The Around the Table Food Show
Like The Catholic Foodie podcast, Around The Table Food Show is a radio show that talks about food and faith. Around The Table celebrates the joy of cooking and dining, and it encourages folks to get into the kitchen and to gather around the table with family and friends… Because good things happen around the table.
Around The Table Food Show highlights the local culture and cuisine of south Louisiana. The show is hosted by Dave Dawson and myself. Dave Dawson is the president of Catholic Community Radio, which has stations in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
The show airs on Fridays at 3:10 PM Central (just after the Divine Mercy Chaplet) in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The listening area spans from the Mississippi/Alabama border all the way to the west of Baton Rouge on the way to Lafayette.
Each broadcast is recorded, archived, and released as a podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. The first two broadcasts are embedded below. You can listen to them in your browser or download them as MP3 files. In just a few days, I will also launch a website for the show at AroundTheTableRadio.com.
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Travel with Me to Israel: Food Meets Faith in the Holy Land
Experience food preparation and cooking demonstrations led by “Catholic Foodie” Jeff Young and the “Chefs For Peace.”
We will not only WALK WHERE JESUS WALKED, and PRAY WHERE JESUS PRAYED, but EAT WHAT JESUS ATE!
Price of $3,795.00 includes airfare from Atlanta, Philadelphia, or Newark.
3 nights in Nazareth and 5 nights in Jerusalem
- Celebrating Mass at Mount Carmel, the Church of the Nativity, the Mount of the Beatitudes, the Basilica of Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
- Renewing Marriage Vows in Cana and Baptismal Vows at the River Jordan
- Visiting the Churches of the Annunciation, Visitation, and Assumption
- Sailing on the Sea of Galilee and Swimming in the Dead Sea
- Touring a Franciscan Winery in Bethlehem and a Brewery in Taybeh
- Praying the Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa, and visiting the “Wailing Wall,” the “Upper Room,” the Palace of Caiaphas, the Pools of Bethesda, the Mount of Olives , and Dormition Abbey
- And finally a Farewell Supper at Emmaus
There are just a few spots left!