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Ready to Launch

Our rosé glass is more than half full on the terrace in Martina Franca.

Our rosé glass is more than half full on the terrace in Martina Franca.

Just about a year ago, we left our home, our stuff and our country to live in Italy and launch a new business. At the time, we didn’t know where it would end. What would the business look like?  How would we navigate the commercial landscape in another culture? Would we get tired of Italy? We were starting from scratch: no business model, no sources, no branding and no internet. Had we totally lost our minds? Read more

Buon Pranzo—Why it Matters

Getting ready to sit down for Sunday lunch.

Getting ready to sit down for Sunday lunch.

Sunday lunch is all about affirming what Pugliese value most: nurturing their families and ensuring that life is full of plenty. The bounty that appears every on family tables throughout this region has its roots in a less than abundant past. A good many of the grandparents I have met here remember dark, cold and hungry days when meat appeared on the table just twice a year. The harvest—animals, milk, grain, olive oil, wine and vegetable—cultivated on behalf of the landholder wasn’t theirs to keep, so a cuisine of creativity developed that featured wild and foraged foods like mushrooms, asparagus and wild greens all of them bursting with good health. We call them delicacies now. They take time to locate and even more time to prepare. We crave these dishes today, but they are still called cucina povera (poor cooking) for a reason. Read more

Dinner all’Americana

Kale used in the dinner all'Americana with Italian friends.

Kale used in the dinner all’Americana with Italian friends.

Not all of our friends here would be thrilled to be invited to our house for a typical American meal. The Italians we know are pretty much united around the notion that American cuisine is a total disaster, regardless of our prowess in many other fields. They’ll give us technology, higher education and marketing, but when it comes to food, Americans are non-starters. Read more

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