About a year and a half ago I was talking with a friend of mine, a doctor who specializes in diet-based longevity. …

Christmas Video from Italy

While this certainly won’t be a typical or traditional holiday season, here are a few seasonal wishes from Italy. Merry Christmas from …

the end of an era

Our extra virgin has only been on sale for only 4 days and it’s almost gone. When it is we’ll be updating …

Postcards from the Volcano

I feel about Sicily like you probably do about Italy: I get goosebumps just thinking about it. I plan, consult the guidebooks, …

Italian wineries: inside out

There is always a stack of chairs in front of the employee bathroom. It has a shower too, just, with the sort …

two octopi

‘Two are too many, so why are you buying so much of everything when you are the only one eating’, Anna asked …

One of the odder elements of my job of the last 18 years is that teaching cooking means that I never actually …

The world is upside down. We’re safe here though. Our school is closed and will likely be forced to stay that way …

Silvestro's So Italy: April 2020

aprile duemilaventi

Out of troubled times comes new ideas. Read more below. We’ve started a magazine. Well, not a magazine but something bigger than …

Your Guide to South Italy Food & Wine

Strange times here in Italy. Firstly, we’re fine. Everyone we know is fine. Yes, it’s odd to no longer kiss socially and …