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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Come and Be Part of Our Extended Family for a Trip of a Lifetime – Italy at Harvest Time

After the crowds that fill the cities of Italy each year have left Italy prepares for the most special time of the year…the harvest.   Here’s an opportunity to open your balcony doors in the morning with a view of the stunningly beautiful sea, enjoy breakfast on the terrace and watch the small town come alive, […]

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This Fall, Experience the Amalfi Coast of Italy

If you’ve been to Italy before you’ve probably never seen it like this. Here is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the lifestyle and culture of the “real” Italy. It’s a culturally and beautiful experience that’s extremely affordable.  You’ll immerse yourself in a lifestyle that promotes longevity while enjoying superb accommodations. Take a few […]

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A Celebration of Life and Food in Italy Today

Words can’t describe the experience of visiting this magnificent coastline of Italy, or it’s warm people, and definitely not the exquisite food that grows here. It’s all beyond expression for me. At cooking class today we made artichokes (carciofi), potato and fennel dishes. The produce was as beautiful to look at as it was delicious!

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The Group in Italy is Seeing First Hand Why People Are So Long Lived

Everyone at Hotel San Francesco in Maiori has been most gracious to us. As an added bonus we were invited to a chef’s family home to see the “garden” which doesn’t begin to describe the beauty of acres of lemon tress terraced along the mountain side and the fields of organically grown fruits, vegetables and […]

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