Living Villa Cappelli
By Paul Cappelli & Steven Crutchfield, discussing all things Italian: food, culture, history, travel and more while living and working at a villa in Italy.
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Direct from Italy! Follow the adventures of two Americans running a villa in Puglia, Italy, and learn all about Italian the culture, people, food and fun. Every week, we’ll share our lives with you and what life in Italy is really like especially for two Americans. From Italian recipes to travel in Italy to interviews with others who share the same Italian spirit, we’ll cover it all. So come along for the ride and discover that life is better when you put a little Italian into it.
||Clean049: 15 Strange Things Italians Do||To start with, this should probably have a major subhead: "15 Strange Things Italians Do that are strange to Americans." Because I'm sure they are not strange to any Italian or even other parts of the world. But to two Americans, these are a few of...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean048: Villa Cappelli Guest Chef||After a long hiatus, we are back to give you updates on happenings at the villa from record snow storms to our latest guests. But most importantly, the amazing experience we had — and hope to continue to have — with a guest chef at Villa...||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean047: International Nomads Austin and Geneva||Enjoy our interview with our recent guests 10-year-old Geneva and her father Austin, who are traveling the world together. Topics we cover: An introduction to Austin and Geneva who made Villa Cappelli a pit stop on their world tour Austin is single...||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean046: The Best Italian Culinary Tour||There are all kinds of Italian Culinary Tours, but we like to think ours is pretty special — that's why I can say "best" because it's ours. So Paul and I fire up the mics to talk about our Culture and Culinary Tour (better name perhaps to be...||10/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean045: Non Stereotypical Italian Music with Michael Hynes||At Villa Cappelli, we often surround ourselves with stereotypical Italian music like pizzica or Neopolitan classics, but when guest Michael Hynes visited, we were entertained with the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel and more! It was another...||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean044: The Amalfi Coastline||Join us on a trip to the Amalfi Coastline, arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world. Learn what we think were definitely the highlights you shouldn't miss. Topics we cover: It was Paul's birthday recently. So we talk about how you used...||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit043: Eat Happy with Anna Vocino||Anna joins us again for another fun podcast, featuring an amazing day of food shopping with Paul, a delicious lunch, and a fun discussion about her new cookbook Eat Happy. Topics we cover: How Anna's last name is ironic. It translates to "little...||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit042: Orecchiette with broccoli rabe||Orecchiette with broccoli rabe is one of the signature dishes in Puglia. In this podcast, Paul and I are joined by Anna Vocino as we talk all about this amazing dish. Topics we cover: How long it's been since Anna's last visit in person How Paul and...||6/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit041: Fighting big drug companies with Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich||We talk with Italian-American trainer to the stars, Vinnie Tortorich, about his life growing up in an Italian family in Louisiana, his NSNG lifestyle and his new Pure Vitamin Club. WARNING: This episode is not family friendly. Any young ones should...||6/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean040: Ghosts and Gay Weddings in Italy||After and short break, we are back with a new podcast covering everything from our haunted villa in Puglia to our first gay wedding in Italy at Villa Cappelli. Here are some of the topics we cover: How our first guest of the season, Bud and Pam,...||6/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean039: One of the best authentic Italian meals ever||Antichi Sopori is definitely serves one of the best authentic Italian meals ever — really one of the best meals ever period. And, to be perfectly honest, I use the word "authentic" mostly for Google. Because, while these dishes are spectacular, the...||4/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean038: Is there Italian food without pasta?||While that is a bit sacrilegious to talk about Italian food without pasta, it can be done. And rather easily. Anna Vocino, joins us for the second part of her interview where we talking making "noodles" from vegetables and how to eat Italian food...||4/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit037: Eating gluten-free in Italy with Anna Vocino||While Italy is known as the land of pasta and pizza, it is actually very easy to avoid gluten here. Italians are very aware of celiac disease and even have entire grocery store aisles full of gluten-free products. Anna Vocino, a great friend to Villa...||4/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean036: Sun-Dried Tomato Spread||Sun-Dried Tomato Spread is probably a product you're not very familiar with, mainly because, as far as we know, we're one of the few people who make it. So we're making a quick episode, as requested by listeners, to explain this product. We'll...||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean035: Italian Superstitions & Expat Life with Rick Zullo||Italian superstitions While Italian superstitions aren't any crazier than any other country's, but they are interesting for someone who didn't grow up with them. We're talking with Rick Zullo today who wrote about a lot of these on his blog which...||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean034: Easter in Italy — Mama Cappelli's Easter memories||Easter in Italy Last year we did a whole podcast covering some of the strange and mysterious customs we've experienced in Italy during holy week. You can find that here: http://www.livingvillacappelli.com/easter-in-italy/ This year, we sat down with...||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean033: 19 Great Italian Travel Tips||The ol' country is an amazing place to visit, but there's a lot to see and do. So we wanted to provide these easy Italy travel tips for you. While this is not an extensive list by any means, it will give you some basics to help save you time and money...||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032: Traditional Italian Food — what NOT to do when it comes to Italian food in Italy||There are lots of "rules" when it comes to traditional Italian food. And what you may think would be the same for Italian food in the states can be very different than what you'll find in Italy. Here are 14 things to never do when cooking or eating in...||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031: Why your Italian "food" may not be real food||Food fraud is rampant, especially when it comes to big food companies. In this episode, we cover a range of fraud in Italian foods, from coffee to "parmasan" cheese to balsamic vinegar to extra virgin olive oil. Discover why the Italian "food" you may...||2/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030: Italian cures for the common cold, fact v. fiction||Italians have some amazing home remedies when you're feeling under the weather. These natural cures have been handed down from generation to generation and for good reason. They actually work. I'll attempt to add a little science to the why and also...||2/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: Five of our favorite extra virgin olive oil recipes||The newest harvest of extra virgin olive oil is in and to celebrate, Steven gives you five amazing recipes where extra virgin olive oil is the star. Villa Cappelli Pinzimonio Recipe Type: Snack Cuisine: Italian Author: Villa...||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: Terlizzi — a foodie paradise||From amazing butchers to delicious cheeses to insanely fresh fruit and vegetables, you'll find it all in Terlizzi, Italy. Being our "hometown," it holds a special place in our hearts here at Villa Cappelli. In this episode, we'll take you a...||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit027: Is an Italian woman's place only in the kitchen?||What role do Italian women play in their society? How about American women? Does it differ? Joe and Andrea Lathe-Vitale return for the second part of our sit down with them around the kitchen table. Things got a little political and we discussed a bit...||1/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit026: Hot Sauces & Italian Healthcare||Love spicy food? Want to know what the health care system in Italy is like? In this, the first of a two part interview, we discuss both topics with Joe and Andrea Lathe-Vitale. These two are making the big move to Italy as well as making...||1/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit025: Christmas in Italy||What's Christmas like in Italy? Well, some traditions are the same and some are very different. We'll take through our experience with this amazing season in Italy. Topics we cover Paul's memories of his family drinking Manhattans in...||12/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit024: Thanksgiving Italian Style — turkey in a brick oven and NO pasta!||How do they celebrate Thanksgiving in Italy? Well, they don't. But WE do! So we invited a bunch of friends and family to join us for an American Thanksgiving here at Villa Cappelli. They were all terrified to come as there was no pasta on the menu,...||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: Italy has the world's best sandwich topper (and it's not ketchup!)||Not ketchup. Not mayo. Not even mustard. We think the world's best sandwich and hamburger topper is our Red Onion Jam (Cipolon'). After a few shout outs to some fans, we tell you just what goes into making this amazing product and what else you can do...||11/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit022: How to tell if your extra virgin olive oil is really extra virgin||After a short catch up on life at the villa, including a couple of culinary tours and our harvest of peppers, you'll learn about our PLUS method (Price. Label. Understanding. Source) which you can use to help ensure the extra virgin olive oil you are...||10/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit021: If you love seafood and beaches, you’ll love Puglia, Italy||The second part of our Puglia coast series where you’ll learn all about the southern coastal towns of Puglia, including Bisceglia, Molfetta, Giovinazzo, Poliganano A Mare, and Monopoli, Otranto, Leuca, Gollipoli, Porto Selvaggio and one of the...||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit020: Why the coast of Puglia, Italy, is the best||In the first part of a two part podcast, you’ll learn all about the northern coastal towns of Puglia and why they are some of the best in the world, including Peschici, Vieste, Margherita di Savoia, Barletta, and Trani. So put on your sunscreen...||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit019: Are Italian weddings the best in the world?||Learn all about the spectacle of an Italian wedding. From tons of Italian food, to music and dancing, to some interesting traditions, a wedding in Italy is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Find out all about them in this podcast. Topics...||9/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit018: Why southern Italy is better than northern Italy||Learn some of the advantages southern Italy has over the northern sections. While most people have visited the northern cities like Rome, Pisa, and Milan, they might not realize what they are missing in the south. Paul and Steven discuss a blog post...||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit017: An Italian feast you have to see (or hear) to believe||Learn all about the feast of the Madonna of Sovereto in Terlizzi and Sovereto in Puglia, Italy. From carts several stories tall to shepherd boys, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the celebration. So pour yourself a glass of wine...||8/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit016: Summer in Italy — beating the heat and our favorite no-cook recipes||Learn how Italians deal with the summer heat, some traditions in Italy during the summer, and some of our favorite no-cook summer recipes. Topics we cover: The problem of finding fans in Italy at the height of summer And how this relates to the...||8/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit015: Finding family and returning home to Italy||You’ll learn how a podcast and a pigeon lead Elizabeth Coughlin to return to her great grandfather’s hometown of Terlizzi and fulfill her grandmother’s dream of reconnecting with her family in Italy. Enjoy this interview get inspired...||7/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit014: Art and photography with photographer Paul Freeman||Learn about the challenges and issues of shooting the male figure when we talk with world famous photographer Paul Freeman about Italian art, photography and more. Topics we cover: Freeman’s shoots here at the villa on his first trip and...||7/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit013: Destination weddings in Italy with Jeannie Uyanik||Need to plan the perfect destination wedding or event in Italy? Then this episode is for you. We talk with event and wedding planner Jeannie Uyanik, who we recently worked with here at Villa Cappelli, all about what makes for a great Italian...||7/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit012: Traveling in Italy with kids with director Scott Ellis and actor Scot Drummond||We talk with director Scott Ellis and actor Scott Drummond, recent guests at the villa, all about their lives and how traveling in Italy has been, especially with two small children. Topics we...||7/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit011: Prosciutto, pancetta, and sausage from Tuscany||Italian meat! Paul and Steven talk about Paul’s trip to Tuscany to visit family and the wonders of prosciutto, pancetta and sausage from Italy. Hopefully you’re not too hungry after listening to this episode. Topics covered...||6/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit010: Italian bike tour||It's all about biking Puglia, Italy. We'll cover the itinerary for our amazing week of biking through the Italian countryside, from coastal towns to castles to amazing meals, it's all included when you hop on a bike a join us in Puglia. You'll...||6/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit009: Italian ancestry and discovering your heritage||This is the second part of our interview with John and Angela Cahill. This time we talk a bit about our other day trips south to Gallipoli and Lecce, and then we get into what you can do if you are looking to research your Italian heritage while...||6/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008: Travel with us to the Gargano||Join us as we interview guest John and Angela Cahill and talk all about our trip to the amazingly beautiful Garagano, the spur of the boot. Hopefully you’ll feel like you took a small trip with us and discover what sites not to miss when...||6/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit007: Italian music, from the great 50s and 60s to folk music and more||It’s a podcast dedicated to Italian music. We talk about our adventures in the Italian music scene, covering everything from a great band that was playing in Terlizzi to our favorite pizzica group (Italian folk music) to movie theme songs...||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006: Local Italian flowers, foraging for mushrooms, and more!||Experience another typical week in the life of an Italian, where we talk all about the amazing flowers from Terlizzi, foraging for mushrooms, putting in new stone floors and more! You’ll...||5/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005: Italian names: nicknames, family names, married names and more||It’s the Italian name game. Paul and Steven start the episode talking about Paul’s trip to Florida, but then quickly progress into a conversation all about names in Italy. You’ll learn all about the funny nicknames in...||5/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004: Renovating an ancient villa in Italy||You’ll discover: · Why you shouldn’t buy alcohol at Duty Free at the airport · What construction is like in...||5/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003: Easter in Italy||It’s all about Easter and Holy Week in Italy. Our experiences, some of which are straight out of the Godfather, and just how different and mysterious the celebrations are here in Puglia,...||5/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002: Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Everything you always wanted to know and never knew to ask||Paul and Steven talk about all things extra virgin olive oil, a subject obviously close to their hearts. You’ll discover: • How old olive trees are • When olives are...||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001: Puglia and Villa Cappelli||It’s all about the villa and Puglia, Italy. You’ll discover: • That Puglia has been called “The new Tuscany,” but why Paul feels is should be called...||5/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: Intro to Living Villa Cappelli||Paul and Steven give you an introduction to Living Villa Cappelli. A bit about their lives and what the show will cover, which includes Italian culture, food, history, travel and more. You’ll...||5/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Living Villa Cappelli
Love this series. if you want a cultural tour of Puglia with humor and what it is like to be a couple of expats abroad this is the ticket. LOVE these guys.very entertaining.
Glad I found this show.
Lots of great information here. I highly recommend that you subscribe and listen to all the shows. It may make you hungry and want to visit Italy though.
Ever Dream of Living in an Ancient Italian Villa?
Paul and Steven are living a dream life in Italy, and they have managed to share the passion, excitement and insights of their lives in a most entertaining and informative way. I have been listening to podcasts for 10 years and subscribe to dozens of them. This is one of the best!
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