We should have known that chef Franco Lania had left, there had been a major and a catastrophic change in the kitchen and the experience was horrible! What a difference when a talented chef is no longer there.”
On April 16th, I was contacted by Twins Talent Agency of NYC, to see if I would be interested in auditioning for an upcoming show and concept they are working on for TV. The show would be called “Culinary Dynamic Duo’s.”
After an almost two week delay due to the volcano eruption in Iceland, I finally made it to Helsinki. The weather was very much the same as here in NYC. It was actually, sunny low 40’s and not snowing! This is just the way I like Helsinki, you get the feel of being way north, […]
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 […]
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.