Nancy Harmon Jenkins Presents: Puglia Autumn 2014 AmorOlio
October 12 - 18 and November 9 -15 2014: Puglia! We are going to introduce you to the olive harvest and the culinary delights of a region I first wrote about back in the 1990s and have been visiting regularly ever since.
Recipes from around the world

Peaches

PeachesCortona:–The new season Valdichiana peaches, just  starting to come in, are full of the most incomparable flavor. How to describe it? Words fail. I could say wine, I could say honey, I could say blossoming flowers, but nothing quite does justice to the taste of a ripe peach. I have to eat my fill and Read More
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bistecca chianina

bistecca chianinaMy friend Roger asked me to write about this phenomenon, the bistecca chianina, which is much written about, much misunderstood, and much misrepresented. We had dinner, Roger, his wife, a coupla friends, and I, last week at an old Cortona restaurant called La Loggetta. It has had its ups and downs over the years and Read More
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AmorOlio in Puglia for the olive harvest

AmorOlio in Puglia for the olive harvestThis is Rosy Grottoli, chef at Masseria Fumarola, which will be our home in October and again in November for AmorOlio in Puglia, six days honoring the cuisine and culture of the Heel of the Boot, as Puglia is happily known. That Puglia also produces more than 50% of all the olive oil made in Read More
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Oh no, not Union Square Cafe!?!

Oh no, not Union Square Cafe!?!Just heard the news about Union Square Café and I’m shocked. Though I haven’t dined there much of late, it’s always been one of my favorite New York restaurants, as it has for so many others. But I have long memories of the place, going back to one of my first assignments at the New Read More
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Standing in Line

Standing in LineSo what do you do, I am frequently asked, with all that time you spend in Italy? What do I do? I stand in line. This is the post office in Camucia where I stood in line for 35 minutes this morning, waiting to pay two bills. That was not a bad wait, all things Read More
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  • Fall 2014 AmorOlio

    October 12 - 18 and November 9 -15 2014: Puglia! The heel of the boot and incidentally home to 60 million olive trees and more than half the oil produced in all of Italy. We’re planning two trips, in October and again in November of 2014, to introduce you to the olive harvest and the culinary delights of a region I first wrote about back in the 1990s and have been visiting regularly ever since. . READ HERE

  • TUSCANY AUTUMN 2013: AMOROLIO

    OCTOBER 21 – 27 Plans are shaping up for our autumn AmorOlio program, October 21 to 27, 2013, at Villa Campestri (“the world’s only olive oil resort”), in the hills above Tuscany’s Mugello valley just half an hour north of Florence. READ HERE

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