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The Daily Decameron: Tales to Connect Us in Troubled Times

Melanie Wong | Aug 31, 202010:38 PM    

While not food stories per se, eating and food references are woven into most of these episodes drawn from Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron set in the 1300s when bubonic plague decimated Europe. Written, translated and read by my friend Steve Siegelman, whose cookbook credits include The Pizza Bible, Mourad: New Moroccan, and The Pancake Handbook, the English version is meant to capture the flavor rather than a direct translation. For those of us missing travel to Italy, the regional accents in the Italian version bring some of that warmth home as we shelter in place.

"Ten stories from Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece, The Decameron, read in English and Italian. Written in a time of plague, these tales still have the power to lift the spirits and comfort the soul.

Episodes will be released weekly, starting June 30, on our YouTube channel.

A production of the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, The Daily Decameron is written, translated and presented by Steve Siegelman and edited by Enrica Cavalli with music performed by Jon Sayles."

https://iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it/iic...

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