Welcome to the 1st Annual BaconFest of Omaha, NE. Follow chef Franco as he joins the panel of bacon recipe judges at this fun summertime event!
Winter’s Tour de Force! A snowy journey.
Many have asked me for names and links to the places I have visited, so this newsletter will include all the details and will hopefully find you on a springlike day.
Mamma Maria is a true Italian oasis in the heart of Lahti, Finland. From its decor to its friendly Italian waitstaff to the well-prepared and authentic Italian food, this restaurant delivers a very warm and welcoming Italian embrace in the midst of a Finnish winter.
On the road again! Heading out to Omaha, Nebraska for a Culinary Advisory Board meeting with food giant ConAgra. Unexpectedly, after Omaha, I will be back in Helsinki, Finland. Year 2013 is in full swing. Join me as I share these travels with you as we learn and catch all the inspiration together.
Yes! Santa Claus’s real home base is located at: ” Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland”.
Christmastime in Quebec, Canada! This city is about as French as it gets in North America and it’s steeped in interesting culinary tradition. This trip will take us through some fabulous Christmas markets, the famous Fairmont Le Château Frontenac Hotel, and French cooking classes at the world renowned “Ateliers et Saveurs”- not to mention we will get some great insight to the “French-Canadian” way of celebrating Christmas!
I am pleased to announce that I will be heading back out to sea on-board Celebrity Cruises’ ship the “Reflection” as guest chef for her majestic transatlantic crossing from beautiful Barcelona, Spain to magnificent Miami.
California, here I come! I’m heading to Napa Valley to attend the “Worlds of Flavor” conference and festival from November 1–3, 2012. This year the focus will be on the “Arc of Flavors” and “Culinary Exchange”, from the Mediterranean and Middle East to Asia. Interesting? You bet!
Follow chef Franco’s “Excite the Senses” culinary journey on Celebrity Cruises ship the “Silhouette” for her 2012 Transatlantic voyage. FUN!