The Art of Italian Food

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tony May, owner of SD26, and Louis Di Palo, co-owner of the famed Di Palo Fine Foods on Grand Street, discuss Italian cuisine.

They’ll look at why it’s the most popular cuisine in America, whether there’s such a thing as pure Italian cooking in America, and how Italian cuisine has changed over the years.


Tony May and Louis Di Palo

Comments [18]

janice schoner from chandler, az.

i found your radio interview extremely interesting - didn' t realize there was a difference in north and south italy - just finished a wonderful lesson with an italian cook -

May. 22 2010 01:08 AM
dboy from potenza

Grazie mille per questo episodio!


May. 19 2010 01:00 PM
John from Manhattan

Leonard - you almost lost control of the show. Italians talking food - love it.

May. 19 2010 12:54 PM
Iheoma from Prospect Heights

Please Explain Olive Oil.
I'm loving this conversation, especially the bit on olive oil. It would be great to have a more in depth discussion on the next "Please Explain"

May. 19 2010 12:53 PM
dboy from nyc

Setaro e piu buono di tutti altri.

May. 19 2010 12:53 PM
Home cook

What is the one ingredient that these men would NEVER give up? Salt? Olive oil? Tomatoes?

May. 19 2010 12:51 PM
Jane from east village

Where can I find tastings of olive oil (to find one I can afford and buy locally)? So easy for wine.

May. 19 2010 12:48 PM
dboy from nyc

... it's not about the sauce... it's about the noodle!!!

May. 19 2010 12:47 PM
dboy from nyc

... a bottle of water??? Bring the vino!

Vive i terrone!

May. 19 2010 12:45 PM
Home cook

A loaded question here, is it important for people to cook for each other and gather together over a meal?

May. 19 2010 12:42 PM
James Morgan from NYC

I always like to bring a bottle of water to DiPaolo's because just about everything you buy at the store is availible for tasting. The best of Italian foods at the best prices and the service is unsurpassed.

May. 19 2010 12:39 PM
dboy from nyc

Lou is not exaggerating! His hospitality is unprecedented... UNPRECEDENTED!!!


Bravo... Molto bravo, lui!

May. 19 2010 12:37 PM
Bellissimo from Upper West Side

What if we were to teach our youth the proper foods in a classroom setting?

May. 19 2010 12:36 PM
dboy from nyc

Now, if we could only get Batali et al to define their food as Italian/American, as it is more accurately described!

May. 19 2010 12:19 PM
Home cook

Is it more important to seek out good ingredients or to get control of basic cooking techniques?

May. 19 2010 12:17 PM
dboy from nyc

These boys are doing a very interesting interpretation of italio/americano:

Mangia bene!

May. 19 2010 12:16 PM
dboy from nyc

Louis Di Palo is the king! Fantastic shop!!!

Do yourself a favor, have Louis wait on you - you won't go away hungry!

Lucania (Basilicata) is the most wonderful region in all of Italia.

May. 19 2010 12:13 PM
Mike from Tribeca

My wife and I have been shopping at your store for decades. Keep up the great work!

May. 19 2010 12:12 PM

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