Recipe: Carciofi alla Romana

Artichokes or Carciofi are an odd ingredient; you either love them or you hate them.  They make virtually all types of wine taste water-like or bitter.  They take an age

Recipe: Carciofi alla Romana2021-01-25T20:48:35+00:00

Otranto: Italy’s Combative Gem

As summer weather quickly approaches (finally!), it is only normal to begin daydreaming about the crystalline coasts of Puglia.  Full of beautiful beachside towns on both the Adriatic and Ionian

Otranto: Italy’s Combative Gem2020-04-24T12:57:55+00:00

Napoleon’s Mountain

As much as we appreciate 5* continuous ridiculous luxury (and you know we do), sometimes a taste of authentic local life can be more memorable and rewarding than any gold plated Louis XIV indulgence.

Napoleon’s Mountain2020-04-24T14:32:11+00:00

Orecchiette

One of our very favorite pastas hails from the heel of the boot of Italy. Roughly translating into "little ears", Orecchiette are tiny cups of pasta joy, allowing an abundance of flavors to envelop your palate, and acting as perfect little sauce saucers with every bite.

Orecchiette2020-04-24T14:37:24+00:00

The Wine Bus

Once upon a time in Campania, I was escorted, wined, and dined around this lush and beautiful region by the King himself!  Well, not the real king, but the monarch

The Wine Bus2020-04-24T15:32:23+00:00