I Arrived in Helsinki, Finland on Monday the 25th of April. After an 8 day Volcano delay and then a 3½ hour take off delay on my rescheduled flight, I’m finally here. We had two beautiful days here so far sunny, not too cold, and no snow! Just the way I like Finland. My stay […]
Yesterday was the taping of the second 24-Hour Restaurant Battle I was a part of for TV-Food Network.
On March 19th I pitched live, two concepts for NBC’s America’s Next Great Restaurant and Magical Elves of Los Angeles, producers of Project Runway and Top Chef.
From March 10th through March 13th, MTV’s “Life as Liz” shot scenes in my NYC apartment. The crew, headed by Mr. Karl spent days looking for the perfect space to shoot.
I am very proud to be the first American – well I’m Italian-American, ever hired by Oceania to fill the position of Italian chef! During my first contract I surpassed the company’s expectations.
Franco Lania is a master chef of Mediterranean influenced Italian cuisine. His two decades of cooking and traveling has enabled him to a have a very unique career. On this website, Franco will share delicious recipes, stories from his travels and inspire others about cooking and the positive effects it can produce in one’s life.