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.

Living Villa Cappelli
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 56
  • Last: 3 Dec 2017
Direct from Italy! Follow the adventures of two Americans living and 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.

Episodes (56)

  • 054: Catch-Up Italian Style
    054: Catch-Up Italian Style
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    Published: 3 Dec 2017 Duration: 38:00
    After a long hiatus (we were super, super busy), we are back with a podcast catching you up on everything that’s been happening since we last broadcast. Have a subject you’d like us to cover, let us know in the comments. Topics we cover: • ... Read more →
    After a long hiatus (we were super, super busy), we are back with a podcast catching you up on everything that’s been happening since we last broadcast. Have a subject you’d like us to cover, let us know in the comments. Topics we cover: • ... Read more →

  • 053B: Bonus, Eat Happy Sweepstakes
    053B: Bonus, Eat Happy Sweepstakes
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    Published: 9 Sep 2017 Duration: 04:43
    If you're seeing this before September 9, 2017, you're in luck and can still enter our amazing Eat Happy Sweepstakes! Just click here to enter If you're seeing this after the fact, please sign up for our mailing list on the right or below t... Read more →
    If you're seeing this before September 9, 2017, you're in luck and can still enter our amazing Eat Happy Sweepstakes! Just click here to enter If you're seeing this after the fact, please sign up for our mailing list on the right or below t... Read more →

  • 053: 21 Things Italians Do Better
    053: 21 Things Italians Do Better
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    Published: 20 Aug 2017 Duration: 48:32
    What do we think Italians do better than anyone?  Find out in our list below.  But first, a couple of notes. While some of you finding this post will read through this as a blog post, please note these are podcast show notes where Paul and ... Read more →
    What do we think Italians do better than anyone?  Find out in our list below.  But first, a couple of notes. While some of you finding this post will read through this as a blog post, please note these are podcast show notes where Paul and ... Read more →

  • 052: Small Town Italian Politics
    052: Small Town Italian Politics
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    Published: 2 Jul 2017 Duration: 39:13
    In this episode, we catch up with some renovations happening at the villa and Paul’s adventure in local small town Italian politics. Topics we cover: •  How we added three new bathrooms upstairs •  How we saved a lot of time and money by us... Read more →
    In this episode, we catch up with some renovations happening at the villa and Paul’s adventure in local small town Italian politics. Topics we cover: •  How we added three new bathrooms upstairs •  How we saved a lot of time and money by us... Read more →

  • 051: The Olives and the Grapes, an interview with Kenny White
    051: The Olives and the Grapes, an interview with Kenny White
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    Published: 13 Apr 2017 Duration: 54:31
    Kenny White — the pianist, singer/songwriter, producer and arranger — has been in the NYC recording scene for decades.  And lucky for us, he recently blessed us with a concert at Villa Cappelli. So we took the time to sit down and get his t... Read more →
    Kenny White — the pianist, singer/songwriter, producer and arranger — has been in the NYC recording scene for decades.  And lucky for us, he recently blessed us with a concert at Villa Cappelli. So we took the time to sit down and get his t... Read more →

  • 050: Preparing Asparagus — hunting, buying, and cooking
    050: Preparing Asparagus — hunting, buying, and cooking
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    Published: 17 Mar 2017 Duration: 21:17
    In this podcast, you’ll learn all about Paul’s hunt for wild asparagus, some tips on how to cook asparagus, and what to look for when buying it in the store. Topics we cover: •  How much wild asparagus Paul as been picking Wild Asparagus... Read more →
    In this podcast, you’ll learn all about Paul’s hunt for wild asparagus, some tips on how to cook asparagus, and what to look for when buying it in the store. Topics we cover: •  How much wild asparagus Paul as been picking Wild Asparagus... Read more →

  • 049: 15 Strange Things Italians Do
    049: 15 Strange Things Italians Do
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    Published: 22 Feb 2017 Duration: 35:12
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • 048: Villa Cappelli Guest Chef
    048: Villa Cappelli Guest Chef
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    Published: 5 Feb 2017 Duration: 34:17
    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 C... Read more →
    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 C... Read more →

  • 047: International Nomads Austin and Geneva
    047: International Nomads Austin and Geneva
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    Published: 5 Dec 2016 Duration: 44:34
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • 046: The Best Italian Culinary Tour
    046: The Best Italian Culinary Tour
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    Published: 22 Oct 2016 Duration: 30:51
    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 b... Read more →
    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 b... Read more →

  • 045: Non Stereotypical Italian Music with Michael Hynes
    045: Non Stereotypical Italian Music with Michael Hynes
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    Published: 5 Sep 2016 Duration: 50:25
    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 anothe... Read more →
    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 anothe... Read more →

  • 044: The Amalfi Coastline
    044: The Amalfi Coastline
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    Published: 25 Jul 2016 Duration: 50:01
    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 ho... Read more →
    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 ho... Read more →

  • 043: Eat Happy with Anna Vocino
    043: Eat Happy with Anna Vocino
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    Published: 15 Jul 2016 Duration: 41:37
    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 "... Read more →
    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 "... Read more →

  • 042: Orecchiette with broccoli rabe
    042: Orecchiette with broccoli rabe
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    Published: 26 Jun 2016 Duration: 38:48
    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 Ho... Read more →
    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 Ho... Read more →

  • 041: Fighting big drug companies with Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich
    041: Fighting big drug companies with Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich
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    Published: 13 Jun 2016 Duration: 01:05:46
    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 one... Read more →
    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 one... Read more →

  • 040: Ghosts and Gay Weddings in Italy
    040: Ghosts and Gay Weddings in Italy
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    Published: 3 Jun 2016 Duration: 30:22
    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 an... Read more →
    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 an... Read more →

  • 039: One of the best authentic Italian meals ever
    039: One of the best authentic Italian meals ever
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    Published: 30 Apr 2016 Duration: 17:30
    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 spectacu... Read more →
    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 spectacu... Read more →

  • 038: Is there Italian food without pasta?
    038: Is there Italian food without pasta?
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    Published: 22 Apr 2016 Duration: 37:35
    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 Ital... Read more →
    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 Ital... Read more →

  • 037: Eating gluten-free in Italy with Anna Vocino
    037: Eating gluten-free in Italy with Anna Vocino
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    Published: 16 Apr 2016 Duration: 28:25
    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 frien... Read more →
    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 frien... Read more →

  • 036: Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
    036: Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
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    Published: 10 Apr 2016 Duration: 14:51
    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. ... Read more →
    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. ... Read more →