47. The Food of The Gods (Culture Shot)

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LearnItalianPodLearn Italian with LearnItalianPod. Chocolate has been considered “il cibo degli dei” (the food of the gods) since the beginning of time. Let’s face it: Italian or not, you will hardly find anyone that doesn’t like the taste of chocolate. But the good people from Perugia, Italy have taken the love of chocolate to the next level and every year they dedicate an entire week to this incredibly good food, by running “The European Fair of Chocolate!”

So, let’s dedicate this Culture Shot to “the food of the gods”, and let’s see how Italians’ creativity can transform a great food into an incredible celebration of life. Enjoy!

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Culture Shot – Episode Nr.47

2 Responses to "47. The Food of The Gods (Culture Shot)"

David Says:

 Meraviglioso episodio, come sempre ma aiutarmi per favore! Why does the gender of the noun cioccolato change? It takes this form throughout the dialogue with phrases like “Festa Europea del cioccolato”, but becomes cioccolata right at the end of the episode in the phrase, “capitale europea della cioccolata”.
Horribly confused!

Mark Says:

I believe that the masculine is the common form for the generic use of the word “chocolate” whereas the feminine (although also used for the generic) is used when referring to a chocolate product – such as a hot chocolate, a chocolate bar, etc.

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