I found Simona’s blog while making a Google search to find out what lenticchie Castelluccio are. She’s an Italian living in California and describes Briciole (crumbs) as “An idiosyncratic and opinionated dictionary of Italian words related to food, with audio accompaniment – and recipes”.
Briciole is both cookery blog and guide to Italian language and customs related to food. For example this post, which touches on the difference between Italian biscotti, American cookies and English biscuits.
There’s also advice on how to track down Italian ingredients in California (including the lentils I was after). For Italian speakers, some posts are in both languages.
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