Interview with David Benstock from IL Ritorno – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 124

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Interview with David Benstock from IL Ritorno, Greenstock, and St. Pete Meat & Provisions

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 124! On today's episode, we interview David Benstock. He is the Co-Owner and Executive Chef of IL Ritorno, Greenstock, and St. Pete Meat & Provisions. He just got back from breaking down a pig at Olivor Heritage Farms, which we had the porterhouse for dinner the other night, and it was the best pork we've ever had. We have some great conversations, and a couple of surprising answers. We talk about how chef makes his pomodoro sauce, a big name TV chef that he disagrees with on how to salt pasta water, and you'll definitely be surprised at his answer to: "If you weren't cooking Italian food, which type of cuisine would you be cooking?" Listen to find out the answer! At the top of the show we have Abby Allen with her new recipe for a slightly healthier version of Zuppa Toscana, and boy is it so delicious!

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David Benstock - Chef & Co-Owner of IL Ritorno

David Benstock - Chef & Co-Owner of IL Ritorno, Greenstock and St. Pete Meat & Provisions (Photo courtesy of Hype Group)

The St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast features interviews with chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, bartenders, and more, and covers the burgeoning food scene in St. Petersburg, Florida. Episodes air every Tuesday.

This episode of the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast is brought to you by GreenstockRollin' OatsThe Zest Podcast, Noble CrustBuya Ramen, and Engine No. 9. Please keep them in mind the next time you are hungry for some fantastic food.

Our announcer is Candice Aviles from Food for Thought  and Channel 10 News. Our theme music is provided by The Chris Walker Band.

Healthier Zuppa Toscana Recipe

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David Benstock Interview

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