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Natalina Bombino Campagnolo

Natalina, a local cookbook author, has taught Italian food culture since 2011 in Guelph. She ventures off the beaten path with tour guests in Southern Italy and the Mediteranean a few times a year

Recent Work by Natalina

<b>Off the Eaten Path:</b> How gelato differs from ice cream

Off the Eaten Path: How gelato differs from ice cream

Gelato started showing up in North America in 1770, dates back to 16th century
<b>Off the Eaten Path:</b> Getting to know espresso

Off the Eaten Path: Getting to know espresso

If you order cappuccino after 11 a.m. in Italy, it's a sure sign you're not a local
<b>Off the Eaten Path:</b> Charcuterie boards have grown in popularity – what exactly are they?

Off the Eaten Path: Charcuterie boards have grown in popularity – what exactly are they?

Colourful snack or appetizer offers various textures and flavours
<b>Off the Eaten Path:</b> Not all olive oils are created equal

Off the Eaten Path: Not all olive oils are created equal

Extra virgin olive oil is the healthiest of them all, but accounts for less than 10 per cent of olive oil production
<b>Off the Eaten Path:</b> Are home-cooked meals here to stay? I sure hope so

Off the Eaten Path: Are home-cooked meals here to stay? I sure hope so

'I must admit, this Italian foodie participated in all the trends, except of course, the feta pasta'
<b>Off the Eaten Path:</b> You haven't had bread until you've had it made the old way

Off the Eaten Path: You haven't had bread until you've had it made the old way

Homemade bread prove to be a popular pandemic pastime
<b>Off the Eaten Path:</b> Not all pizza is created equal

Off the Eaten Path: Not all pizza is created equal

What makes for an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza? Let me explain
<b>Off the Eaten Path:</b> Exploring the world of cheese

Off the Eaten Path: Exploring the world of cheese

The concept of cheese may be thousands of years old, but it keeps evolving
<b>Off the Eaten Path:</b> Not much changed in the fermentation realm, until it did

Off the Eaten Path: Not much changed in the fermentation realm, until it did

Acid League brings new approach to fermentation
<b>Off the 'Eaten Path:</b> Lucky Belly boxes and bottles up some fresh goodness

Off the 'Eaten Path: Lucky Belly boxes and bottles up some fresh goodness

Decision driven by popularity of healthy boxes, food bowl trend