Essential Cooking: Two Generations of Italian Chefs

In Ep. 5 of Essential Cooking, Ann Delisi interviews her co-host Chef James Rigato and his friend and mentor, Chef Luciano Del Signore.

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Chef Luciano Del Signore has been Chef James Rigato’s mentor throughout his career. In this episode, Ann Delisi interviews both of them as they reflect on their approach to cooking, their relationship to each other, and how the food preparation and quality in America compares with Italian cooking.

“I think America is really behind the 8-ball when it comes to clean food on this planet.” — Chef Luciano Del Signore

In this episode, Chefs James Rigato and Luciano Del Signore talk about:

  • What they cook for themselves at home
  • Their favorite noodle to cook with
  • How Italy inspires their cooking
  • What they love about each other’s cooking

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  • Ann Delisi
    Ann Delisi hosts Essential Music, the Essential Conversations podcast series and the Essential Cooking broadcast and podcast. Born and raised in the Motor City, Ann is a broadcaster, interviewer, producer, music host, storyteller and proud Detroiter.