Chef Franco Lania

National Catholic Register | Keeping The Faith

True faith is always a work in progress for us, but well worth the positive rewards. After many years of living in my refound faith, I was contacted, just before the holidays last year, by the National Catholic Register which is a news service of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), America’s premier Catholic cable network. They wrote an article about me and my journey back to religion.

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20 Health Benefits Of Chocolate

Like many people I find chocolate hard to resist.¬†Unfortunately though, chocolate is a touchy subject and is often regarded as an indulgent treat because it is mainly associated with weight gain and acne. Americans spend $10 billion annually on chocolate treats. It is not all bad news though; countless studies now show dark chocolate has […]

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Has The Local Movement Gone To Far?

Menus have become a launching ground of advertisement for local growers and producers. Is the local movement a good thing? Yes, you bet it is! Locally grown and made products are the epitome of freshness. Buying them helps to keep local businesses thriving. But, as a chef I feel menus need not describe every local products point of origin and not feel that you are trapped in a local movement.

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