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Direct from Italy! Follow the adventures of two Americans living and running a villa in Puglia, Italy, and learn all about Italian the culture, people, food and fun. Every week, we’ll share our lives with you and what life in Italy is really like especially for two Americans. From Italian recipes to travel in Italy to interviews with others who share the same Italian spirit, we’ll cover it all. So come along for the ride and discover that life is better when you put a little Italian into it.
 
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In this podcast, we catch you up on the projects we’ve been doing at the villa during our “off time” without guests. From major new interviews to unexpected construction, we’ve had a lot going on. Topics we cover: • Paul’s interview on CBS Sunday Morning about olive blight in southern Puglia that is destroying a lot of olive trees • Here are so ...…
 
Have a big milestone birthday coming up? Or perhaps an anniversary? Perhaps you’re just looking to travel with a large group of family and friends. Then booking a villa in Italy might is the perfect way to celebrate with family and friends. Here are just a few of the reasons you should book an Italian villa now! 1. It’s more affordable than you ...…
 
In this podcast, we take a dive into the culinary world and explore where there is a lot of “fake food” out there. From doctored extra virgin olive oils and grated cheese to wine and balsamic vinegar, we give you the real news on fake food. Topics we cover: • How we’ve had a few podcast fans visit this year, including Kendra and her new busines ...…
 
We move outdoors to sit among the olive trees for our second part of our interview with rock ’n’ roll royalty Jenny Boyd. We talk music, creativity, and her book It’s Not Only Rock ’n’ Roll. Topics we cover: • We talk about Jenny’s second husband • The British invasion • How Brits saw America a land of opportunity • What musicians drive was dur ...…
 
We are finally back after a very very very busy summer. But we couldn't resist making some time to sit down with one of our guests, Jenny Boyd, and talk to her about creative and music and her book It's Not Only Rock 'n' Roll. Topics we cover: • We introduce Jenny Boyd, a recent guest at Villa Cappelli • She wrote the book It’s Not Only Rock an ...…
 
Another quick catchup episode, talking about spring in Puglia, our new dogs, our spring projects, and other odds and ends of life in our villa in Puglia, Italy. Topics we cover: • How we lost our dog Orso recently • And how we decided to get some new puppies • Mina came to us from a farm in the Mugia • Mina is a girl, which is what Paul wanted ...…
 
After a long hiatus (we were super, super busy), we are back with a podcast catching you up on everything that’s been happening since we last broadcast. Have a subject you’d like us to cover, let us know in the comments. Topics we cover: • Our experience being actors in August [caption id="attachment_2164" align="alignleft" width="225"] Our ugl ...…
 
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What do we think Italians do better than anyone? Find out in our list below. But first, a couple of notes. While some of you finding this post will read through this as a blog post, please note these are podcast show notes where Paul and Steven discuss their thoughts on the 21 Things Italians Do Better. So hopefully you’ll listen to the podcast ...…
 
In this episode, we catch up with some renovations happening at the villa and Paul’s adventure in local small town Italian politics. Topics we cover: • How we added three new bathrooms upstairs • How we saved a lot of time and money by using existing sewer pipes instead of adding in new ones and new construction to our first floor • How Paul lo ...…
 
Kenny White — the pianist, singer/songwriter, producer and arranger — has been in the NYC recording scene for decades. And lucky for us, he recently blessed us with a concert at Villa Cappelli. So we took the time to sit down and get his thoughts on the current music scene, his creative process, and even play a few songs. Topics we cover: • How ...…
 
In this podcast, you’ll learn all about Paul’s hunt for wild asparagus, some tips on how to cook asparagus, and what to look for when buying it in the store. Topics we cover: • How much wild asparagus Paul as been picking Wild Asparagus. Much thinner than the cultivated kind. • Why Paul goes picking on Thursdays • Two ways to cook the asparagus ...…
 
To start with, this should probably have a major subhead: "15 Strange Things Italians Do that are strange to Americans." Because I'm sure they are not strange to any Italian or even other parts of the world. But to two Americans, these are a few of the weird things we've noticed Italians do. Know any others? Let us know in the comments. And don ...…
 
After a long hiatus, we are back to give you updates on happenings at the villa from record snow storms to our latest guests. But most importantly, the amazing experience we had — and hope to continue to have — with a guest chef at Villa Cappelli. Topics we cover: We hosted our annual Thanksgiving dinner at the villa where we cook the turkeys i ...…
 
Enjoy our interview with our recent guests 10-year-old Geneva and her father Austin, who are traveling the world together. Topics we cover: An introduction to Austin and Geneva who made Villa Cappelli a pit stop on their world tour Austin is single father traveling with his daughter Geneva who is 10 years old The most recent cities they've visi ...…
 
There are all kinds of Italian Culinary Tours, but we like to think ours is pretty special — that's why I can say "best" because it's ours. So Paul and I fire up the mics to talk about our Culture and Culinary Tour (better name perhaps to be determined). Topics we cover: How busy we've been Two podcast fans, Tom and Mary Deany, stayed with us r ...…
 
At Villa Cappelli, we often surround ourselves with stereotypical Italian music like pizzica or Neopolitan classics, but when guest Michael Hynes visited, we were entertained with the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel and more! It was another magical moment with our guests, and hopefully, the podcast captures even just a little bit of that. Topic ...…
 
Join us on a trip to the Amalfi Coastline, arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Learn what we think were definitely the highlights you shouldn't miss. Topics we cover: It was Paul's birthday recently. So we talk about how you used to not be able to sing Happy Birthday on any television show or movie without paying royalties. ...…
 
Anna joins us again for another fun podcast, featuring an amazing day of food shopping with Paul, a delicious lunch, and a fun discussion about her new cookbook Eat Happy. Topics we cover: How Anna's last name is ironic. It translates to "little voice" yet she is a voice over talent. Anna's mission to find stracciatella (more info below) How ch ...…
 
Orecchiette with broccoli rabe is one of the signature dishes in Puglia. In this podcast, Paul and I are joined by Anna Vocino as we talk all about this amazing dish. Topics we cover: How long it's been since Anna's last visit in person How Paul and I are getting married now that gay marriage is recognized in Italy The different versions and sp ...…
 
We talk with Italian-American trainer to the stars, Vinnie Tortorich, about his life growing up in an Italian family in Louisiana, his NSNG lifestyle and his new Pure Vitamin Club. WARNING: This episode is not family friendly. Any young ones should probably not listen. A little intro to Vinnie: He's Hollywood's go-to guy when it comes to health ...…
 
After and short break, we are back with a new podcast covering everything from our haunted villa in Puglia to our first gay wedding in Italy at Villa Cappelli. Here are some of the topics we cover: How our first guest of the season, Bud and Pam, where actually fans of the podcast Out guests that week, Penelope and Whitney, who didn't know Bud a ...…
 
Antichi Sopori is definitely serves one of the best authenticItalian meals ever — really one of the best meals ever period. And, to be perfectly honest, I use the word "authentic" mostlyfor Google. Because, while these dishes are spectacular, the cheftakes traditional Italian foods and refines and redefines them tocreate totally original tasty ...…
 
While that is a bit sacrilegious to talk about Italian food without pasta, it can be done. And rather easily. Anna Vocino, joins us for the second part of her interview where we talking making "noodles" from vegetables and how to eat Italian food without eating sugar or grains. Topics we cover: How Paul has been foraging for wild asparagus this ...…
 
While Italy is known as the land of pasta and pizza, it is actually very easy to avoid gluten here. Italians are very aware of celiac disease and even have entire grocery store aisles full of gluten-free products. Anna Vocino, a great friend to Villa Cappelli, the voice at the start of every podcast, and a celiac herself, joins us to talk about ...…
 
Sun-Dried Tomato Spread is probably a product you're not very familiar with, mainly because, as far as we know, we're one of the few people who make it. So we're making a quick episode, as requested by listeners, to explain this product. We'll explain exactly what it is, why you might want to use it, and how to use it. We go into more depth in ...…
 
Italian superstitions While Italian superstitions aren't any crazier than any other country's, but they are interesting for someone who didn't grow up with them. We're talking with Rick Zullo today who wrote about a lot of these on his blog which talks about his expat experiences throughout Italy. Topics we cover with Rick: Rick's Italian herit ...…
 
Easter in Italy Last year we did a whole podcast covering some of the strange and mysterious customs we've experienced in Italy during holy week. You can find that here: http://www.livingvillacappelli.com/easter-in-italy/ This year, we sat down with Paul's mother so she could tell us how they used to celebrate Easter when she was young. She sha ...…
 
The ol' country is an amazing place to visit, but there's a lot to see and do. So we wanted to provide these easy Italy travel tips for you. While this is not an extensive list by any means, it will give you some basics to help save you time and money when traveling to Italy, and maybe avoid some headaches as well. Topics we cover: First, our n ...…
 
There are lots of "rules" when it comes to traditional Italian food. And what you may think would be the same for Italian food in the states can be very different than what you'll find in Italy. Here are 14 things to never do when cooking or eating in Italy. Note: We base our conversation a lot off this original blog post: http://www.retale.com ...…
 
Food fraud is rampant, especially when it comes to big food companies. In this episode, we cover a range of fraud in Italian foods, from coffee to "parmasan" cheese to balsamic vinegar to extra virgin olive oil. Discover why the Italian "food" you may be buying may not really be Italian food at all. Topics we cover: Paul's trip to Florida to ta ...…
 
Italians have some amazing home remedies when you're feeling under the weather. These natural cures have been handed down from generation to generation and for good reason. They actually work. I'll attempt to add a little science to the why and also explore a few traditions that probably won't cure any cold, but are practiced nonetheless. Note: ...…
 
The newest harvest of extra virgin olive oil is in and to celebrate, Steven gives you five amazing recipes where extra virgin olive oil is the star. Villa Cappelli Pinzimonio Recipe Type: Snack Cuisine: Italian Author: Villa Cappelli Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins Instead of bread, Italians dip a much healthier alternative— raw, fresh v ...…
 
From amazing butchers to delicious cheeses to insanely fresh fruit and vegetables, you'll find it all in Terlizzi, Italy. Being our "hometown," it holds a special place in our hearts here at Villa Cappelli. In this episode, we'll take you a short tour of this charming town and what makes it so special — and it's not just the food. Topics we cov ...…
 
What role do Italian women play in their society? How about American women? Does it differ? Joe and Andrea Lathe-Vitale return for the second part of our sit down with them around the kitchen table. Things got a little political and we discussed a bit how we have seen women's places in Italian culture and society. Topics we cover: A couple of r ...…
 
Love spicy food? Want to know what the health care system in Italy is like? In this, the first of a two part interview, we discuss both topics with Joe and Andrea Lathe-Vitale. These two are making the big move to Italy as well as making their own line of hot sauces. Finally, near the end of the podcast, we get into how the healthcare is here i ...…
 
What's Christmas like in Italy? Well, some traditions are the same and some are very different. We'll take through our experience with this amazing season in Italy. Topics we cover Paul's memories of his family drinking Manhattans in Boston The Italians start celebrating the season on Saint Nicolas day in early December The fact that Saint Nico ...…
 
How do they celebrate Thanksgiving in Italy? Well, they don't. But WE do! So we invited a bunch of friends and family to join us for an American Thanksgiving here at Villa Cappelli. They were all terrified to come as there was no pasta on the menu, but.... Topics we cover Paul's new favorite drink for winter, a Manhattan Why we say the "locusts ...…
 
Not ketchup. Not mayo. Not even mustard. We think the world's best sandwich and hamburger topper is our Red Onion Jam (Cipolon'). After a few shout outs to some fans, we tell you just what goes into making this amazing product and what else you can do with it. Topics we cover: Some help from our fans: Susan W. who let me know the last couple of ...…
 
After a short catch up on life at the villa, including a couple of culinary tours and our harvest of peppers, you'll learn about our PLUS method (Price. Label. Understanding. Source) which you can use to help ensure the extra virgin olive oil you are buying is truly extra virgin olive oil. Topics we cover: Why you should always back up your har ...…
 
The second part of our Puglia coast series where you’ll learn all about the southern coastal towns of Puglia, including Bisceglia, Molfetta, Giovinazzo, Poliganano A Mare, and Monopoli, Otranto, Leuca, Gollipoli, Porto Selvaggio and one of the world’s most amazing places to take a swim. So put bring your appetites and bathing suits, and join us ...…
 
In the first part of a two part podcast, you’ll learn all about the northern coastal towns of Puglia and why they are some of the best in the world, including Peschici, Vieste, Margherita di Savoia, Barletta, and Trani. So put on your sunscreen and join us for amazing ports, beaches, seafood and more. Topics we cover Our impression of Peschici ...…
 
Learn all about the spectacle of an Italian wedding. From tons of Italian food, to music and dancing, to some interesting traditions, a wedding in Italy is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Find out all about them in this podcast. Topics you’ll hear about: Anna Vocino, who does our voice over intro A little about the nearby town of Biton ...…
 
Learn some of the advantages southern Italy has over the northern sections. While most people have visited the northern cities like Rome, Pisa, and Milan, they might not realize what they are missing in the south. Paul and Steven discuss a blog post about this and whether they agree with every point. Topics covered: Paul’s Uncle Guy listening t ...…
 
Learn all about the feast of the Madonna of Sovereto in Terlizzi and Sovereto in Puglia, Italy. From carts several stories tall to shepherd boys, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the celebration. So pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the festivities! Topics we cover: The change in Italian clothing in August The difference between a ...…
 
Learn how Italians deal with the summer heat, some traditions in Italy during the summer, and some of our favorite no-cook summer recipes. Topics we cover: The problem of finding fans in Italy at the height of summer And how this relates to the Italian mindset when doing business Ferragosto in Italy, where the entire country shuts down and goes ...…
 
You’ll learn how a podcast and a pigeon lead Elizabeth Coughlin to return to her great grandfather’s hometown of Terlizzi and fulfill her grandmother’s dream of reconnecting with her family in Italy. Enjoy this interview get inspired to find your roots and your home. Topics we cover: Why Elizabeth’s family said they came from Bari when they act ...…
 
Learn about the challenges and issues of shooting the male figure when we talk with world famous photographer Paul Freeman about Italian art, photography and more. Topics we cover: Freeman’s shoots here at the villa on his first trip and this current trip Why the villa reminds Freeman of the film The Leopard (English Sub-titles) The theme of a ...…
 
Need to plan the perfect destination wedding or event in Italy? Then this episode is for you. We talk with event and wedding planner Jeannie Uyanik, who we recently worked with here at Villa Cappelli, all about what makes for a great Italian destination wedding. Topics we cover: Jeannie’s first take on the villa and the importance of communicat ...…
 
We talk with director Scott Ellis and actor Scott Drummond, recent guests at the villa, all about their lives and how traveling in Italy has been, especially with two small children. Topics we cover: · Ellis’ experience with a naked Bradley Cooper in Elephant Man · What Italians call people with elephantiasis (it’s flattering) · Which craft Dru ...…
 
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