Tuesday, March 21

Podcast from Italy: Ahh the beauracracy, it can come 8 years later and bite ya! + Chapter 4 of The Book

We are in full spring cleaning mode - from painting the guest rooms, working in the garden, planting flowers and taking care of business before the guests arrive in a week and half! That means tieing up loose ends with our immigration and farmer's union as well.... (Photos are from the peanut gallery at Coldiretti - the farmers union!) We find out the hard way that even 8 years later the beauracracy can come back and bite ya if you didn't take care of it properly. Lots of dinner with Gaggi and his totally comedic frustration of a dinner with bread. And Chapter 4 of the untitled, unpublished book about our move to Italy 10 years ago!
Podcast from Italy: #98 - Ahh the beauracracy, it can come 8 years later and bite ya! + Chapter 4 of The Book - Dowload/Stream on iTunesStitcher or Podbean

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Sunday, March 19

VLOG from ITALY: 005 VENICE in 48 Hours

A few weeks ago we slipped away to Venice for 48 hours. After a five hour drive from our farmhouse we quickly decided to take a water taxi to our hotel! Why not?! It's been 10 years since we visited - let's arrive in style!  We weaved our way through the tourists packed canals dodging selfie sticks on every bridge & filmed a ton along the way! Our only plans were the opera - other than that we were left to explore...With all the cities beauty we were weirdly fascinated not by the architecture but the transportation of goods! 


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Tuesday, March 14

MAY | Spring Foodie Getaways

This spring escape to lovely Le Marche with these fabulous foodie getaway's in Italy! Lush fields of wild greens, crates of overflowing artichokes, handmade meals & a cooking class in the countryside with a professional chef in his rustic kitchen! La Tavola Marche (farm, inn & cooking school)

MAY Getaway, 2 Night Spring Special
(Any two nights in May)

A lovely Spring getaway to the Italian countryside!

Arrive to a five course welcome feast, made by hand with produce from our garden and local traditional recipes. The next day tie up your custom made apron for a half day cooking class including meal prepared by the class and plenty of local wine! Choose from our Pasta & Sauces class or Full Meal Dinner Party class (creating all five courses from scratch!)

Includes: Two nights accommodations in apartment PESCA, welcome dinner with local wine and half day cooking class (with meal, wine and gift apron) for TWO (based on double occupancy.)

You can always stay longer and join us for a mushroom hunt, wine tour or "Feel like a Local Friday" Market Tour/Tasting & Lunch!

D.O.C. Wine Tour, Artisan Meat & Cheese Market Trip, Craft Beer Tasting & 3 Cooking Classes

May 16-21, 2017 (5 Nights) = 928 Euro/person

Celebrating the culinary traditions of Le Marche with a gourmet getaway of five nights with three diverse hands-on cooking classes teaching traditional seasonal recipes of the area, a wine tour and cheese tasting with Marco then feel like a local on Friday with our very special meat market tour & tasting (including a stop for porchetta), a visit to our favorite award winning craft brewery Collesi and then lunch at the Hunter's Hide-away!

Includes 5 nights, welcome five course dinner with local wine, 3 half-day cooking classes with meals and wine, 1 day wine tour with lunch and transportation, Pizza Night Dinner and Apecchio market tour & tasting, beer tasting and lunch at the hunter's hideaway, breakfast daily. Price based on double occupancy.

Visit our farm, inn & cooking school LA TAVOLA MARCHE www.latavolamarche.com                info@latavolamarche.com 

WATCH this video I made of Spring in our Valley:

Sunday, March 12

VLOG from ITALY 004: The Cure

All that porky goodness takes time...Here it is VLOG from ITALY 004: THE CURE - how we make & cure our sausages & salami! *Ask any questions you have for us below in the comments for an upcoming Q&A Vlog!! We'd love to hear from you* Each winter we turn one of our guest apartments into our meat curing room...It's months in the making but worth the wait!

Watch VLOG from ITALY 004: The Cure

Filmed at La Tavola Marche (Farm, Inn & Cooking School) with Dr.Settimio Gaggi!
(PS- Yes, I know I spelled cheek wrong!)

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Friday, March 3

VLOG from ITALY: 003 The Story of Il Capo, Dr. Gaggi

Ohhh boy! This Vlog took us longer than normal because it hits closest to home.  In the third VLOG from Italy we introduce you to our beloved & ever infuriating Italian papa, Dr. Gaggi or Il Capo. Find out why he's "the boss" il capo in the latest episode! If you have visited the farmhouse you probably met him/saw him in the garden, if you listen to the podcast or have followed us in the past, his name will sound familiar as he's part of our everyday life. This self proclaimed child of America, without children of his own has taken us under his wing and taught us how to become Italian.

Watch the latest VLOG from ITALY: 003 The Story of Il Capo

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