Health Benefits of the Italian Lifestyle – From Italy to America!

Curious about the health benefits of the Italian Lifestyle? “From Italy to America” is Eataly Chicago’s newest class series — and you’re invited to join us for dinner and conversation about the benefits of “la dolce vita!” “Eataly” has engaged local experts to host a conversation in their cooking school, La Scuola, in learning about […]

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How To Enjoy Italy on $300.00 a Day!

Italy – 2017 The Neapolitan Experience! Join us for a Fabulous Excursion of Naples Italy and the Magnificent Amalfi Coast. The History, Culture, Food and the Spirit of the People of Naples Will Captivate Your Heart! Depart: Chicago O’Hare Airport May 18th 2017 – Return: Chicago O’Hare Airport May 27th 2017 Below is the complete […]

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A Natural Masterpiece Was Created on Earth – Immerse Yourself For Two Minutes – Then Make it a Reality!

What if I were to tell you a natural masterpiece was created on earth where colors, flavors, people and history all connect with beauty that almost defies description? What if I told you that this amazing place could be experienced by you next spring? This magical place is Naples Italy and the Magnificent Amalfi Coast, […]

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Visit The Most Seductive and Authentically European City in the World!

If anyone were to ask “which is the most seductive and authentically European city in the world” the answer would have to be Naples Italy.  Once the capitol of all of Europe, Naples is experiencing a revival.  Don’t miss the chance to see the real Naples for yourself this coming spring. It’s one place where […]

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Healthful Fast Food Still Exists in Italy!

It’s still possible to get healthful “street food” in the south of Italy near Napoli. Here’s a quick shot of fresh coconut, lemons and oranges sold on the street corners. The vendor also had “lupini beans” (a type of lima bean stored in brine) in a large dish nearby. They are purchased by weight and […]

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Maiori Italy – The Italian Experience

The culinary and lifestyle trips that I host in Italy are unique because it’s a real Italian experience where the group is immersed in the way of life for Italians.  We stay at a family owned hotel where the staff is extremely gracious.  Pictured here is the owner, Luigi Ferrara (all the way to the […]

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Meet The Professionals at Hotel San Francesco: Maiori Italy

I can’t describe the feeling of being in the kitchen at Hotel San Francesco. The place is spotlessly clean, the staff is professional and graciously sharing of their expertise. The group is not only enjoying the Neapolitan way of life but they get to live it as well!

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A Culinary Experience in Italy

Have you ever seen fresh chestnuts that have fallen from their trees?  The outer shell looks something like a porcupine with a “spikey” outer shell.  Take a look in the photo.  The chestnut is inside under what we normally see – a brown outer shell. They are being sold everywhere and roasted as a delicacy. […]

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Truth in Olive Oil – Buyer Beware

Olive oil is recognized internationally as the signature flavor in the diets of Mediterranean people, adding both taste and nutritional benefits. The term “heart healthy oil” refers to olive oil’s exceptional composition of healthy fats. Each tablespoon delivering 10 g. of monounsaturated fat, 1.4g of polyunsaturated fat and 1.9 g. saturated fat – a perfect […]

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