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Traditional Life in Puglia, Italy “On a journey though the southern region of Salento, T + L discovers traditional life in Puglia, Italy” By Michael Frank My wife, Jo Anne, and I had decided to go to Rome with our new baby. She was seven weeks new. Lucia: bringer of light. She brought it...May 5th, 2011 | Industry Buzz | Read More
Puglia is characterized by several things: endless sunshine, fresh produce and fish, two beautiful coastlines, warm open people, the baroque architecture of Lecce….. and these strange hobbit like structures that dot the Itria Valley. These dwellings are called trulli (plural for trullo) and they...May 2nd, 2011 | Blog | Read More
I never did understand asparagus at Christmas. Personally, I’ve never lived anywhere where this early spring vegetable is in season for the holidays. Easter on the other hand, makes a whole lot of sense. And asparagus is exactly what has found its way onto the dinner table in Italy during this...April 25th, 2011 | Blog | Read More
Recently a group of Americans were visiting us from different corners of the continent. They arrived weary of winter, ready to greet the sunshine and relax into their Southern Italian vacation. After two weeks of cycling, cooking and exploring, they grew accustomed to the way things happen down here....April 23rd, 2011 | Blog | Read More
Raised in an Italian American family on both sides I can say that I came to this country knowing a thing or two about what it means to be Italian and the traditions that come along with that. But the deeper I get into the culture and the specific regions, I realize that my knowledge only goes so far....April 15th, 2011 | Blog | Read More