Welcome to our podcast page. On our podcast we talk to famous people who love Italy as much as we do! Sometimes this will be uplifting, sometimes it will be sad, but it will always be honest! Our loves, lives and trials of living in a foreign country!

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Interview with Dan Lepard – Season 1 Episode 7

Dan LepardWe’re constantly surprised about the amazing people that have agreed to appear on our podcast. Today’s podcast guest is the king of sourdough Dan Lepard.

Dan Lepard started his adult life treading the boards. His career then moved into fashion photography. A chance encounter meant he then shifted careers to work as a pastry chef. During his career he has worked with Alastair Little, Sami Tamimi, Yotam Ottolenghi, Fergus Henderson, John Torode, Jeremy Lee and Giorgio Locatelli.

Today, he’s famous for being an authority on bread and baking. He’s the author of several groundbreaking cookbooks such as Baking With Passion, The Handmade Loaf, and Short and Sweet.

Here’s a link to the newspaper articles we talk about in the podcast.

So sit back and listen to us chatting about how he switched from being an aspiring star of the stage to fashion photographer for Italian Vogue, to world renowned authority on baking.

Interview with Gino De Blasio – Season 1 Episode 6

Gino De BlassioToday’s guest on the podcast is Gino De Blasio. Gino is a proud Neapolitan, who moved to England with his family at the age of four. He is fiercely proud of his Italian heritage, and is a fountain of knowledge on the history of Italian food. Gino has written articles for several magazines and websites.

So settle back, and listen to us talk about childhood memories, beautiful Italian food and Yorkshire Puddings!

Interview with Miranda Gore Browne – Season 1 Episode 5

Miranda Gore Browne podcast guestToday’s podcast guest is Miranda Gore Browne, finalist in the first series of the Great British Bake Off.

Since the Bake Off Miranda has been busy creating her own website and cooking school and has worked with Kenwood, Aga and the Fairtrade campaign.

She’s also preparing to launch her own podcast. She also jointly runs The Mindful Kitchen Company. This invites people to bake and cook together, eat together and learn simple breathing meditation techniques.

So sit back and relax while talk about Bake Off secrets, holiday memories, and the love of food and all things Italian.


Interview with Jo MacKay – Season 1 Episode 4

Jo McKay founder of bookingsforyou.comToday’s guest on the podcast is Jo MacKay, whose love of Italy caused her to change her career completely and start up her own holiday lettings business bookingsforyou.com. So grab a drink, relax, and listen to us wax lyrical about all things Italian.


Interview with Carmela Hayes – Season 1 Episode 3

Carmela Hayes podcastToday’s guest on the podcast is Carmela Hayes, author of four and soon to be five Italian cookbooks, specialist pasta maker, event cookery demonstrator, recipe developer, food writer, and the founder and chef of a sell-out supper club. So grab your cappuccino, relax, and listen to us wax lyrical about all things Italian.


Interview with Valentina Harris – Season 1 Episode 2

Valentina HarrisWelcome to the second episode of Our Lives In Italy podcast.Today we’ve got the pleasure of chatting with Valentina Harris. What she doesn’t know about Italian food and cooking probably isn’t worth knowing. Educated in Italy, Valentina arrived in London from Rome in 1976. Valentina is a regular face at food festivals in the UK and shares her expertise and love of Italian food by hosting courses and contributes to radio, TV, newspapers, and magazines. So make your coffee of choice, grab a snack and settle back as we talk about all things Italian with the wit, raconteur and original queen of Italian cooking Valentina Harris.


Interview with Richard Bertinet – Season 1 Episode 1

Richard BertinetWelcome to episode one of our podcast. Today’s episode is an interview with the king of bread Richard Bertinet. I’ve been a long term fan of his and his philosophy of making simple daily bread. I’ve also had the pleasure of attending one of his courses at The Bertinet Kitchen in Bath which improved my bread making skills no end! He’s a really funny down to earth guy, so have a listen to us chewing the fat about bread, rugby, and lots more besides!