Every day I observe and compare the difference of the two countries I love. One the most industrial and successful in the world, America, and the other the most creative and artistic, Italy. Viewing the two devices one can easily guess their country. One clue is function versus artistic style. The other clue is a portable urinal versus the pappagallo ( the parrot) . A hospital patient said one is best for wine the other for water.
Love family gatherings. Twenty eight from Israel came to enjoy a week at Villa Lucia. Great memories and new friends have so enriched our life in Tuscany. Thank you Hanna for bringing your family to us.
Great week having fun, eating , drinking, shopping and visiting artisans in Tuscany.
It may be better in Germany but thanks to globalization, now we can celebrate Octoberfest in Italy. OK instead of bratwurst 10 lamb kabobs on the stick will have to do, You can see I have 2 down and 7 to go: Dog gone it, Jorge stole one again.
As for beer, a cold pint is good anywhere. Jorge and Ricardo did not need Germany to down ummmm a few pints.
Fun time during a week of cooking and picking olives during our annual Olive Oil and Artisan Cooking Weeks, Come join us for our 2016 harvest during the first two weeks of November, You get to taste our boutique extra virgin liquid gold seconds after being pressed and take some home.
I am back to my computer and life at Villa Lucia after spending a fantastic 6 months living in Florence with my 15 year old granddaughter , Laila. Since my life centers in the kitchen it was fun to help teach her some Italian verbs while cooking with grandma and grandpa. Not easy learning a new language . So proud of her. Now she is back in New York . We miss her and her great frittatas.
See part of the video on facebook. Villa Lucia
Two of our female guests were to meet a Sig. Gerrari at the RR Station in Bologna for a business meeting. Before they departed by train to Bologna we discussed at Villa Lucia how Italians greet one another by kissing both cheeks, and how ladies often make the first gesture. When they arrived back at Villa Lucia they told me and our guests that when arriving in Bologna they noticed a young sexy man staring at them who appeared to be waiting for them to take them to their meeting.
With big smiles and happy faces, Judy and Faith took turns giving the man a warm embrace along with the social italian kissing gesture they learned . Kissee Kissee, kissing him on both cheeks. Without a word spoken they were surprised to see the young man smiling from ear to ear board the train as it was pulling away from the station waving thank you to both ladies. They were so embarrassed that they took a taxi to their destination and left the real Sig, Gerrari who was waiting in his car for the lovely ladies and who they never got to meet.