The Perfect Pea Crostini Recipe

05/10/2017 23:00:31 PM

This is one of my all time favorite Spring dishes - pea crostini. It sounds so simple (and it is!) but the bright flavor and color of the young peas & crunchy toasted bread make me long for Spring all year round! It's a good thing that peas ...

Podcast from Italy: A Road Trip to Puglia

05/08/2017 15:36:16 PM

Well it's only taken us 8 years of recording podcasts (at times very sporadically) to finally break 100 episodes! We started recording the "Podcast from Italy" from our kitchen table as a way to candidly share with you what life is really like ...

VLOG from ITALY: 008 Back in the Kitchen, Cooking Classes & Bottling Wine

05/01/2017 08:16:19 AM

Our season has officially begun at our farm, inn and cooking school in Italy! Busy with cooking classes, dinners, a yoga retreat & our annual tradition of bottling local wine with our guests! Lots of photos below of the last week - Watch our ...

VLOG from ITALY: 007 - ROME...and a Roadtrip to Bologna

04/18/2017 11:13:00 AM

We're taking you to Rome on a Food Tour & Vespa Ride thru the city at dusk! VLOG from ITALY 007 - On a drive to Bologna we flashback to our last trip to Rome! We thought it'd be more interesting than the Autostrada! Food Tour thanks to Eating ...

Dream of Living to Italy? This is Your Crash Course! October Workshop on Moving to Italy & Starting a Business

04/11/2017 13:31:56 PM

So you want to move to Italy and possibly start a hospitality/service (B&B, farmstay, inn or food & wine) business - where to begin?! This is your crash course! The first workshop in April SOLD OUT quickly so we are excited to offer another ...

Podcast from Italy: Gigantic Easter Eggs, Vlogging Pains, A Lamb Recipe...and more from The Book!

04/06/2017 14:47:49 PM

We are fired up for our first cooking class of the season - pizza, only to have a classic April shower washout. The workshop went great - we just don't know if it was the content or all the food & wine!! Jason shares one of his favorite lamb ...

The Lambs of Spring

03/29/2017 08:30:26 AM

Lamb(A post by Jason)Winters’ grip has loosened and the air has changed . The clocks have been moved back one hour. Ends of the fruit trees have begun to swell in anticipation of the bloom. The familiar hum of high torque, low rpm diesel ...

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

03/21/2017 15:06:14 PM

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 ...

VLOG from ITALY: 005 VENICE in 48 Hours

03/19/2017 12:13:59 PM

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 ...

MAY | Spring Foodie Getaways

03/14/2017 07:27:37 AM

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! ...

VLOG from ITALY 004: The Cure

03/12/2017 11:17:09 AM

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 ...

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

03/03/2017 14:42:33 PM

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 ...

It's Always Sunny at La Tavola Marche - Spring/Summer Workshops & Cooking Classes

02/27/2017 23:00:00 PM

Snow may still be falling in your neck of the woods but that doesn't mean you can't be dreaming about fields of sunflowers in Italy!   Its that time of year to start planning your 2017 holiday and why not a return to lovely Le Marche, ...

A Candid Interview on What it's REALLY like to Own a B&B in ITALY

02/25/2017 23:00:06 PM

Our friends at Dream of Italy Newsletter recently interviewed us about our April 1-5, 2017 Consulting workshop on Moving to Italy (we've got 1 spot open!!) We tried to answer honestly and candid about that's happened in the last year - from ...

Podcast from Italy: 48 Hours in Venice

02/24/2017 02:11:31 AM

The magic hour in Venice -This week is a doozey! We share with you our honest opion of 48 hours in Venice with a few great recommendations including a truck stop for lunch! We are getting ready for the start of the season and busy working on ...

Vlog from Italy: 002 | Snow & Stuffed Artichokes

02/19/2017 23:00:12 PM

It all sounds so romantic; living deep in the Italian countryside that is until it snows & you realize it takes a big part of your day just to leave the house! But we don't mind being stuck at home with plenty to cook/eat. We start a recipe ...

Winter Stews

02/18/2017 11:52:12 AM

Outside, away from the warmth of the fire, beyond the steam covered widows, our valley was blanketed with a solid meter deep of snow for over a week (we've just thawed out!) We were prepared with plenty of wood and enough provisions to feed ...

Podcast from Italy #96: An Excerpt from The Book

02/11/2017 23:00:16 PM

After catching you all up on the latest happenings: from ladri in Piobbico to carnevale & citrus season we swtich it up and read an excerpt from the unpublished book Ashley started years ago...Thanks for listening and send us your comments & ...

Introducing...the VLOG from ITALY: Episode 001

02/10/2017 12:17:30 PM

After 10 years of living in Italy and sharing with you stories and struggles of life, recipes, festivals and everything in-between thru the blog & podcast we are ready to take it to the next level. Introducing the vlog, the video version of ...

Podcast from Italy: Home for Winter Making 50 Kilos of Salami

01/13/2017 08:27:00 AM

Back from France for the holidays we share the differences of spending Christmas in the French countryside vs the Italian countryside. While we were away busy making gingerbread houses, flying & filming, Gaggi stayed busy with yard work at our ...

Panettone French Toast

12/29/2016 23:00:00 PM

What to do with all the extra boxes of panettone stacking up after the Christmas onslaught? Make French Toast! Now we are talking. Soft sweet buttery panettone (especially the ones with chocolate chips or raisins) makes perfect french toast ...

Italian Recipes from Our Farmhouse Perfect For Your Thanksgiving Meal

11/21/2016 10:43:05 AM

My how the time flies - I can believe it's already the Holiday Season!Here are a few favorite recipes from our farmhouse & cooking school to add to your Thanksgiving menu to compliment your big beautiful (brined) turkey: VINOSpiced WineANTIPASTI ...

Podcast from Italy

11/16/2016 23:00:40 PM

We woke to the first hard frost of the year after a light snow on Saturday. Jason shares his tips for menu planning and preparing your holiday feast! From brining the turkey to making the most of your equipment - plan ahead & you'll do great! ...

Video: Sausages from Scratch

11/13/2016 05:48:48 AM

A look at our Sausages from Scratch Cooking Class! Starting with a pork shoulder and breaking it down, adding just salt & pepper and a glass of wine (with a garlic clove) - a simple DELICIOUS local recipe from Le Marche! With two fun Aussie ...

Podcast from Italy: Truffle Hunting Adventure & A Feast for Ogni Santi

11/10/2016 12:51:05 PM

It's the end of the season at La Tavola Marche (farm, inn & cooking school), we fire up the mics as we prepare for winter. Thankfully safe & sound after another round of earthquakes in Central Italy, we chat about our mezzo-gallo (half rooster), ...

How to Own & Operate a B&B in Italy: Consulting Workshop April 2017

10/13/2016 11:54:10 AM

We are very excited to announce our first consulting workshop on moving, living & working in Italy! after years of consistently receiving detailed-question packed emails from expat hopefuls curious on how in the world we did it and wanting to ...

Podcast from Italy - Amazon in Italy, How we “Grease the Wheels” and Cooking Rabbit

09/21/2016 04:47:56 AM

Autumn is at our doorstep on this beautiful morning! This episode we chat about the modernization in Italy and the arrival of and the effects. An immigration update which leads us to a discussion on how we 'grease the wheels' out ...

Summer in 60 Seconds

09/10/2016 23:00:00 PM

A few of the highlights of summer at our farmhouse and beautiful Candigliano Valley - between Piobbico & Urbania. It was an unexpected start to the season but we sure are happy to be right here and thankful for all our wonderful guests!!

Podcast from Italy: Is Stuffed Zucchini & Carbonara what you really want?!

09/08/2016 11:26:17 AM

Thankfully we are safe & sound without any damages in our area after the devastating earthquake. We recap the last few months and how the Dutch saved our Summer! The fun vs. frustrations of kids at the farmhouse and menu planning involved for ...

Video Recipe: Pizza Bianco with Potatoes, Rosemary & Ricotta

08/16/2016 10:00:55 AM

A local favorite here in Le Marche and especially at our farmhouse is pizza bianco or white pizza, because there is no sauce. There are many variations of this depending on where you live - but in our neck of the woods, it's made with thinly ...

Recipe: Roasted Peppers with Anchovies

07/24/2016 03:17:53 AM

A recipe inspired by our travels to Spain and using what is found in our garden/locally in Italy. The roasted peppers and anchovies are a great start to your summer dinner or served it on crostini for lunch with a wedge of cheese! A note on ...

Podcast from Italy: Dirty Laundry, The Full Story of How They Fled the Country!

07/20/2016 08:24:40 AM

You asked for the whole story - so hear you go! In this very personal podcast, Jason & I share the unbelievable true story of selling our cooking in Italy. Two days after all the documents and contracts were signed at the notary (and legally ...

{VIDEO:} The Golden Fields of Le Marche, Italy

07/14/2016 06:17:40 AM

Here's a short little film I made along our country road outside of Piobbico in Le Marche - The golden fields are full of rapeseed or canola flowers. I hope you enjoy this lovely postcard of the Marche countryside:(Be sure to watch in HD!)Next ...

Fall Gourmet Getaways to Italy: Craft Beer Tasting + Cooking Class + Market Tour + Mushroom Hunting

07/09/2016 05:58:40 AM

Spend a few nights this fall in the Italian countryside foraging for mushrooms, cooking by the fireplace in our rustic 300 year old kitchen, visiting the local Truffle festivals and drinking gorgeous reds from the region! Autumn is the perfect ...

Set in the Forrest, A Fairytale-like Gathering for the Madonna of Peace | Local Italian Traditions

07/04/2016 11:13:30 AM

We have lived along this dusty, suspension testing 'strada bianca' for nine years now, 6 km of 'threading the needle', keeping a watchful eye out for jack rabbits, porcupines, boar and deer (and even one year a pack of roaming wolves), passing ...

Summer in Italy: Pizza Night, Cooking Class, Market Tour & Craft Beer Tasting

06/28/2016 07:44:59 AM

Take advantage of the Euro-Dollar exchange and book your last minute trip to Italy this summer! Join us at our farmhouse for 3 nights and a real taste of local life!Arrive to our legendary Thursday Pizza Party, the next day join the Chef & feel ...

When Life Gives You Lemons...Make The Best Damn Limoncello!

06/25/2016 08:31:08 AM

Ciao tutti - It’s Ashley and Jason, your friends from La Tavola Marche. Mamma mia, we’ve got a story for you!Well, that was quick! Two days after all the documents and contracts were signed at the notary (and legally binding), the “new ...

The BEST Gelato in Italy: Maki

06/12/2016 03:04:30 AM

Congratulations to our friends Paola & Antonio at Gelateria Maki - they have won another big artisan gelato competition in Italy, Gelato Artigianale Festival di Agugliano! Featured in almost every top international travel, food and even fashion ...

Summer Travel: Visit the NEW Farmhouse & Kitchen at La Tavola Marche

05/05/2016 05:55:12 AM

It's not too late to make your plans for a summer vacation in Italy! The brand new website for the brand new location of our farm, inn and cooking school is LIVE classic Italian fashion there were a few hiccups updating ...

Podcast from Italy: Interview with Villa Cappelli in Puglia

03/07/2016 02:43:34 AM

Introducing the NEW Owners of La Tavola Marche

02/17/2016 09:00:12 AM

Drum roll please....we are excited to finally announce the NEW owners of La Tavola Marche (farm, inn & cooking school), Tony & Danielle.

Innovative Study Abroad Program for Filmmakers & Photographers

02/01/2016 10:42:58 AM

I was asked to share a bit of information about this incredible study abroad program and couldn't help but want to go myself! Alt Studio is pleased to announce the inaugural year of its alternative study abroad experience. Taking place this ...

Podcast #85 - Holiday Wrap Up, House Hunting & How we Travel

01/04/2016 09:54:37 AM

Happy New Year from Italy! Buon Anno Nuovo!The latest podcast is up: This week we share our holiday traditions, including a special segment narrated by Dr. Gaggi! We marvel at the warm winter weather! Plus we're house hunting for the NEXT ...

A Tuscan Christmas Gathering & A NEW Blog!

12/26/2015 08:28:04 AM

Over the rivers and through the woods passing thru Le Marche and Umbria along the way, to gather by the roaring fire & meet new friends,

Cappelletti: A Christmas Story

12/23/2015 08:22:02 AM

Year after year I have posted and reposted the recipe for cappelletti in brodo - the most famous typical pasta dish eaten on Christmas Day! This year I recorded a short timelapse video of making kilos of this handmade pasta but the best part ...

Podcast from Italy: Roasting Chestnuts While Podcasting & Periscoping!!

12/19/2015 00:48:21 AM

Homemade CappellettiToday's podcast is a little different - we woke up early to simultaneously record a podcast & LIVE! Periscope video! Thanks to everyone that sent us your questions - both ahead of time and while the periscope feed was ...

Podcast from Italy: #83 - Travels to Spain, France & Sicily...

12/05/2015 01:27:15 AM

Agrigento, Valley of the Temples - SicilyThank you to all the fans that emailed us to continue the podcast - we were overwhelmed by your kind words!! After our longest hiatus we are back with hopefully a weekly podcast for you about our life ...

Apples & Pears

10/09/2015 23:00:06 PM

Apecchio's White Truffle & Local Craft Beer Festival

10/06/2015 11:22:47 AM

White truffle season has officially begun in Italy, as usual the festivities kick off at Mostra Mercato del Tartufo Bianco Internazionale in Apecchio. Apecchio (our neighboring villages) is located in the "Truffle Valley" of Le Marche, the festival ...

Potato Harvest

09/28/2015 09:59:50 AM

We harvested our potatoes a few weeks ago but in the summer into fall rush, the time slipped away for me to post the photos. With Dr. Gaggi and Basilio (our neighbors) lending a helping hand with their tractor we harvested hundreds of kilos ...

Join the Hunt...Autumn in Italy: Mushroom Hunting + Seasonal Cooking Class

08/31/2015 04:29:31 AM

Easy like a Sunday Morning...Photos & Video from the Garden in August

08/16/2015 02:59:55 AM

Happy Sunday - enjoy the sunrise from our farmhouse in the Marche countryside! Playing with my gopro and working out the timelapse settings... It's been a hot hot summer this year! The garden is much happier than last year, especially the tomatoes ...

5th Annual Forage, Slaughter & Butchery Course in Italy

08/08/2015 01:34:27 AM

Better Late Than Never...Garlic Harvest!

08/08/2015 01:26:27 AM

This year's garlic has come up late - but the old saying is true - 'better late than never' because these alliums are amazing!!

3 Night Summer Special - Wood Fired Pizza, Porchetta, Cooking Class & Market Tour with Craft Beer Tasting

07/02/2015 01:39:09 AM

This is the ultimate 3 night stay in Le Marche - a true taste of the area!! 3 Night Summer Special - Arrive any Thursday departing on Sunday
 starting at 715 Euro/COUPLE
Arrive to our legendary Thursday Pizza Party, dine al'fresco and enjoy ...

This Oven is Fired Up...

06/25/2015 13:00:03 PM

It's that time of year...

Quick Pine Nut Pasta Sauce

06/24/2015 10:08:46 AM

This is no alfredo sauce!! This quick and creamy (yet light enough for a hot summer day) pine nut sauce pairs perfectly with homemade pasta. After all the hard work of rolling your dough and making ravioli or cavatelli (or orecchieti, etc.) ...

Cherry Picking Photos, Recipes & Video

06/14/2015 12:35:08 PM

Learn to Make Sausages from Scratch in Italy

05/24/2015 06:41:00 AM

5 Nights in June: Basics of the Italian Kitchen Cooking Classes

05/03/2015 09:13:38 AM

Basics of the Italian Kitchen: Country, Sea & Garden Cooking Classes

Not Your Typical Monday: Refilling the Cantina

04/20/2015 14:15:15 PM

Monday morning, bright and early we were on the road before 7am, heading South East to the coast towards Morra d'Alba, a land rich with ancient vines. After 8 years we know exactly where we are headed. With empty glass demijohns bouncing around ...

Rome in a Whirlwind, Photo Guide to 6 Hours in the Eternal City

04/13/2015 14:25:16 PM

Why We Travel: Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

04/02/2015 06:22:00 AM

(This is a repost but I thought it is worth it, as a visit to this balsamic maker changed our lives - it's a perfect example of why we travel...the people we meet and experiences we share that change us forever!)Put down that caramel-colored ...

Podcast from Italy: Italy vs France, Bucket List Winter Travels & Spring Cleaning

04/01/2015 00:52:10 AM

We've fired up the mics after a winter hiatus - listen in to the latest Podcast from Italy to find out where we traveled and what Jason checked off his bucket list!! A discussion begins on France vs. Italy - mainly food related of course. We ...

Norcia: A Land of Pork, Butchers, Boar and Truffles

03/07/2015 02:44:03 AM

We recently spent a night in Norcia (Umbria) a land famous for it's pork, butchers, wild boar and truffles. (Not so different from our neck of the woods in Le Marche.) Just over two hours from Rome (and about two hour from our farmhouse) ...

Lavender + Orange Cake = Love at First Bite

03/01/2015 12:15:19 PM

The perfect balance of orange & lavender makes for an absolutely heavenly cake that it is quick & easy to make!Each year I add a few more lavender plants around the pool but never really knew what to do with the fragrant flowers. Sure, I dried ...

Celebrate "Fat Tuesday" with Homemade Strutto (Rendered Fat) & Ciccioli (Cracklings)!

02/17/2015 09:30:58 AM

It's a Cold Cold Night in Le Marche...

02/10/2015 02:23:23 AM

On a cold winter's night we set up the camera & shot the Marche night sky & stars! Enjoy the first test of playing with 'nightlapse' time lapse on a GoPro Hero 4! Working on more...

"Made in Le Marche" Culinary Holiday in Italy: Wine Tour, Artisan Meat & Cheese Market Trip, Craft Beer Tasting + Cooking Classes

02/05/2015 03:59:52 AM

"Made in Le Marche"- D.O.C. Wine Tour, Artisan Meat & Cheese Market Trip, Craft Beer Tasting and 3 Cooking Classes

{Video} Two Old Italians: A Short Lesson in Salami & Sausage Making

01/22/2015 05:47:31 AM

BIG NEWS: It's our LAST season and your LAST chance to visit....

01/15/2015 14:59:26 PM

It's our LAST season & your LAST chance to visit!!A bucket list year... If a visit to La Tavola Marche is on your bucket list, then buy your plane tickets to visit in 2015 now. This will be our LAST season! We're ready for our next adventure ...

{VIDEO} Festa della Befana: The Italian Folklore, Festival & Food!

01/06/2015 12:06:19 PM

A "Taste of Italy" episode celebrating Festa della Befana - A short film capturing the magic of Befana with the smell of roasted chestnuts and spiced wine, the cold air fills with festive music as Befana's of all ages descend upon the cobblestone ...

How to Make a Legit Plate of Pasta - This Sunday on YouTube LIVE!

01/01/2015 10:06:54 AM

The 2nd Season of LIVE! from ITALY: Online Cooking Classes

A Very Cappelletti Christmas - Buon Natale

12/24/2014 10:00:08 AM

Christmas is synonymous with 'cappelletti' in Le Marche. The postage stamp sized squares homemade pasta are filled with veal, pork & chicken, nutmeg, lemon zest & grated parmesan then folded into "tiny hats" or cappelletti and added to a rich ...

December 14th LIVE! from ITALY Online Cooking Class: Cooking with Wine

12/09/2014 13:28:57 PM

Pasta Sauce: Borlotti Bean & Tomato with Sage

11/17/2014 01:58:04 AM

Traditionally this is a summer sauce made when the borlotti beans & tomatoes are fresh but it's so heavy we prefer it in the fall and winter using our jarred tomatoes & frozen beans. Locals add pork ribs to the sauce adding extra flavor and ...

{Podcast from Italy} The Rough & Tough Truffle Game

11/12/2014 12:34:21 PM

The deal going down...Thanks for your patience to our podcast listeners!! We were flooded with emails, facebook posts and tweets asking us to fire up the mics again....we had no idea so many of you were listening!! After our longest hiatus yet, ...

Coming Soon, Sunday's in December - The 2nd Season of LIVE from ITALY Online Cooking Classes

11/02/2014 14:41:29 PM

We are excited to announce the dates for the second season of our LIVE from ITALY Online Cooking Classes!! Just in time for the holidays and your Christmas menu planning. Mark your calendars, print out the recipes, shop for ingredients and tune ...

{Video} Garden Update, End of Summer, Early Autumn in Italy

10/26/2014 07:33:20 AM

a few homegrown heirloom pumpkins picked from the gardenDue to a rainy summer, blight has set in on our 400 tomato plants in the garden but some things like the rain! Jason explains what's coming out of the garden from August to early October! ...

Happy Apple Season! Recipes & Photos from our Apple Harvest

10/12/2014 06:26:28 AM

This years apple harvest has been our best yet! With a dozen or so apple trees (green, red & pink) we've got a great mix of varieties for both eating fresh & cooking/preserving. In a few short minutes kilos of apples are picked, there are baskets ...

No Rolling Pin Needed: Homemade Cavatelli Pasta

10/09/2014 04:19:52 AM

This is one of the easiest pasta dough's to make and it doesn't need a machine or any fancy equipment - just your thumb or a pairing knife. Cavatelli pasta (or little caves) is traditionally from Molise & parts of Puglia.

A Vegetarian Dish for the Meat Eaters: Garden Vegetable Stew Topped with A Poached Egg

09/29/2014 06:56:40 AM

Quick Pickled Peppers, Carrots & Onions

09/22/2014 11:55:52 AM

A favorite way to keep veggies a bit longer into the season is a quick pickle - that great briny flavor with a crunch without the wait of a month or more for a proper pickle. A dish of these puckery peppers makes a perfect antipasti/appetizer ...

London Times: The 30 Best Autumn Escapes...Includes a Gastro Holiday at La Tavola Marche!

09/16/2014 10:23:30 AM

It's not too late to plan that last minute autumn getaway! The Times has compiled a well rounded list of 30 of the best from leaf peeping to mushroom hunting, grape picking and beach-bumming there is something for everyone. And to toot our horn, ...

Taste of Italy Video: 400 Heirloom Tomatoes (Part 2) with Blight

09/04/2014 03:57:57 AM

Due to a rainy summer, blight has set in on our 400+ heirloom tomato plants in the garden. Farmer/Chef Jason Bartner explains what blight looks like, why it happens, how to try to prevent it organically and what your tomatoes will taste like...if ...

Plum Perfect: A Bumper Crop Mean Farm to Table is a Group Effort

08/23/2014 14:26:46 PM

This year's plum harvest was surely a bumper crop/season if I'd ever seen one. Tree's that have never fruited were heavy with diverse varieties of plums this year! We discovered we had over 4 different types of plum trees from plump sweet yellow ...

How to Cut Fresh Pasta by Hand {Video}

08/13/2014 03:46:45 AM

Learn how to cut fresh pasta by hand! A glimpse of our Fresh Pasta & Sauces Class at La Tavola Marche, filmed on an iPad LIVE during a summer cooking class in Le Marche, Italy! If you can't make it to Italy for one of our cooking classes in ...

3 & 4 Night Fall Gourmet Getaways in Le Marche, Italy

08/06/2014 09:23:00 AM

Crisp cool nights with the fireplace ablaze in a 300 year old stone farmhouse, trees colored red & burnt orange, fresh pressed olive oil & hearty vegetables from the garden - Autumn in Italy! Taste the flavors of fall in the Italian countryside ...

The Perfect Lemon Tart

08/04/2014 07:41:11 AM

This truly is the perfect lemon tart.

Podcast from Italy: Gluten Intolerant...Intolerant

08/02/2014 11:44:04 AM

After a month or so of radio-silence, we've fired up the mics for a bit of rant on 'gluten-free' after reading a great Huffington Post article and posting on our facebook page - the response was overwhelming on both sides. We had to record the ...

A Bakers Dozen of Summer Desserts

07/29/2014 15:28:41 PM

During the long hot days of summer a light, bright and refreshing dessert is the perfect way to end the meal, especially after a four course meal! I was asked by, (the same group that produces FoodieTV which has posted a series of ...

{Video} Taste of Italy: Pappa al Pomodoro, Cooking Class

07/27/2014 01:00:06 AM

Make your kitchen smell outright divine with this Tuscan-based slow roasted tomato bread soup, Pappa al Pomodoro. This recipe is a perfect example of eating with the seasons & peasant cooking. Using our homegrown tomatoes, basil & garlic along ...

Summer Recipe: Poached Peaches in White Wine & Rosemary

07/22/2014 03:37:22 AM

A gorgeous oven-free, gluten-free, no-bake dessert perfect for those hot summer nights!

A Homemade Walnut Booze That's Biblical...

07/10/2014 07:42:34 AM

A booze that's damn near biblical - not only because of its rich smooth spicy flavor of walnuts, clove, vanilla and cinnamon but it must sit in the sun for 40 days and 40 nights as the first step in making it! Pour a glass and serve alongside ...

"Taste of Italy" New Episode on YouTube: A Walk Thru the Rows of 400 Heirloom Tomatoes

07/05/2014 09:23:14 AM

Watch the latest video in our webseries of shorts "Taste of Italy"! A walk through our 400 tomatoes in 12 heirloom varieties at our farm (agriturismo) in Le Marche, Italy.

Podcast & Photos: A Rustic Farmhouse Wedding in Italy

07/03/2014 05:42:24 AM

We're back after a June hiatus with an update on the farmhouse and happening in the area. We recap the past month and beautiful wedding and festivities we hosted as well as what it's like watching the World Cup in small town, Italy! Ashley ...

World Cup Mania in Small Town Italy - Forza Italia!!

06/24/2014 05:39:11 AM

As the temperatures rise, so does the excitement of the 2014 World Cup in our tiny town of Piobbico. Each match is televised on the streets and it's a surely a scene not to miss. In a village of 2,000 there are 3 bars and 4 TVs showing the matches. ...

Good Organic Gardening: Living the Dream (Growing & Cooking on an Italian Farm)

06/19/2014 04:57:10 AM

Here' a very nice piece about our garden & Jason's theory on cooking in this lovely Australian magazine "Good Organic Gardening." The four page article, written by Sandy Moore, an Australian guest, beautifully shares our story & a few of my ...

Light, Floral & Lemony Elderflower Syrup, Just Add Sparkling Water, Prosecco or Gin!

06/14/2014 03:39:22 AM

Elderflowers or fiori di sambuco are in bloom in Italy! This flower from the elderberry tree makes a lovely light floral lemonade-like flavored syrup to be added to drinks (sparking water, vodka, gin or grappa), desserts or sorbets - depending ...

Wild Cherry Liquor from Le Marche, Visciolino

06/09/2014 06:53:48 AM