This isn’t a typical how to make sopressata instructional episode, but it may be the funniest episode of The Italian American Podcast yet. We love talking to famous Italian Americans in our community, but what we love even more is being able to capture La Famiglia – the traditions, the love, the bonds, the laughter, the stories we share between us as family and friends who are family. In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we make homemade sopressata while drinking a little too much homemade wine. We talk often on The Italian American Podcast about trying to keep the family together by creating opportunities for the family to gather, just like we did for this episode. Enjoy!
Chi si volta, e chi si gira, sempre a casa va finire.– Italian saying.
Translation: No matter where you go or turn, you will always end up at home.
Tweetables (Click quote to tweet):
“I should be more damaged than I am.” – Dolores Alfieri and her sister on growing up Italian American
“Bringing out the homemade wine this early is risky.” – Chris Fasano on Italian American gatherings
“Growing up Italian American made me who I am.” – Tee Maietta
“Making fresh tomato sauce is a memory I always think back to.” – Tee Maietta
“You knew you were getting older when they let you do something other than adding basil to the jars.” – Dolores Alfieri on jarring tomatoes.
“As much as I say I don’t want to go home, I end up coming home every other weekend.” – Tee Maietta on being Italian American
“This is happy work.” – Stefanie Alfieri on cooking for Italian American gatherings
“The first step in keeping a family together is to love each other.” – Stefanie Alfieri
“Love is the secret to how Italian American mothers can do so much.” – Stefanie Alfieri
“I just know! I don’t know how to tell you!” – Antonella Fasano on what nonna says when she asks for a recipe
“Italian Nonna problems: I can’t shut off FaceTime.” – Dolores Alfieri
This episode was purely the audio associated with a good old Italian-American family gathering. A lot of loud conversations, a lot of food, and plenty of homemade wine. Our families spent time together making sopressata, sausage, and some other specialties.
Enjoy our how to make sopressata photo collection below.
Anthony Fasano and Dolores Alfieri
Co-Hosts, The Italian American Podcast