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A Home-Cooked Italian Meal
Monday, October 23, 2006 | posted by Mike

Gourmet's Diary of a FoodieIf you had a chance to catch Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie this weekend, there was a great segment that aired as part of an episode centered on the cuisine of Italy. Actually, all of the segments were good (one on a restaurant in Rome’s Jewish neighborhood and one on a restaurant in a rural village).

But the really cool piece was about Home Foods, a program that allows tourists to have a home-cooked meal in the home of an Italian host. The reasoning here is that, although the restaurants in Italy are fantastic, it’s a different kind of cooking than what takes place in the home (makes sense…I’m not usually cooking Spice Cured Long Island Duck Breast for dinner at home). In order to share the experience of the home-cooked meal, the program (for a “moderate fee”) hooks up travelers with a host who goes out shopping for fresh ingredients and puts together a meal for a group of what appeared to be six or eight guests.

Anybody who is planning a trip to Italy in the near future (sadly, not me) can get more information at the Home Foods site. If anyone out there has tried this service and would like to let us know about your experience, be sure to leave a comment below. Rest assured, I’ll be looking into this once Soon-To-Be Mrs. TVFF.com finally takes me to Italy.

Also…stay tuned for part two of our interview with Chris Cognac, which should go up late tonight.



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