Kathy’s Irresistible Invitation to Italy

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Editor’s Note: To have someone write kind words about you and the work you have devoted your life to is a gift. To have those words penned by the poetic and iconic Frances Mayes, well that’s an altogether otherworldly experience. Not only does Frances join me on …

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Dreaming of Italy Through Atmospheric Paintings

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. The new TV special Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive will also be airing on PBS stations as a pledge special to raise funds for public television. Actor Joe Mantegna joins me to co-host these breaks but because of the pandemic, we had to film virtually in private …

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April/May 2021: New TV Special

Join Me As We Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive It has taken several years and a pandemic thrown in the mix but I am thrilled to announce Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive will be premiering in June. This new special shares that Italy is much more than just a trip, but also a chance to transform …

Enjoy Venice Virtually With Live-In-Venice Week

Live-In-Venice will be a jam-packed week-long extravaganza of more than 70 live-streamed interviews and events from the iconic city of Venice. From May 17-23, 2021, local reporters will be meeting fashion designers, artisans, gallery owners, performers and local business owners. The whole week of interviews, meetings and events will be live-streamed on Facebook, Vimeo and the Live-In-Venice website from 11 a.m. …

Members-Only Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive Virtual Premiere Party

The new special/pledge special Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive will be premiering on PBS stations in June. To celebrate Kathy is hosting a very special virtual premiere party – including great prizes! This event is FREE for current Dream of Italy paid members. If you’re not a member and would like to join Kathy for  the May, 26th …

Recipe: Kathy’s Grandmother’s Handmade Ravioli

In my new special, Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive, premiering on PBS stations in June, I further explore my heritage and how food is central to Italian culture. My grandmother, Marie Cuzzone Nargi, surely taking after her ancestors from the town of Ariano Irpino in the southern Italian region of Campania, was a wizard at making any kind …

Recipe: Francis Ford Coppola’s Ciccio Cocktail

In the new special, Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive, host Kathy McCabe visits with famed Hollywood director Francis Ford Coppola at his boutique hotel in his ancestral hometown of Bernalda in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Ciccio is the classic house cocktail at Palazzo Margherita. Not only do guests from all over the world drink it, but …

Podcast Episode #10: Grow An Italian Garden With Seeds From Italy

In April, Seeds from Italy received a shipment of tomato and pepper seeds that passed extensive testing for plant diseases required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Selection and quantity is limited, but most of the bestselling varieties are available at this writing, and more are expected to be certified for import in the future. Check growitalian.com (use code dreamgarden to save …