A slightly different episode with a story and interview about A Gothic Cookbook instead of our normal format. Pintosmalto is the story of a strong -minded, brave and resourceful woman, her sweetheart (literally) and his abduction by a distant queen. Our heroine triumphs due to her cleverness, the generosity of a wise-woman and her beloved’s instinct for theft.
The interview is with Alessandra Pino from A Gothic Cookbook. We chatted at length about this fantastic book as well as taking a trip down a few rabbit holes and I hope you enjoy it.
The episode story is Pintosmalto from The Pentamerone or Tale of Tales by Giambattista Basile as translated by John Edward Taylor
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