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September 18, 2018

La Taverna del Buongustaio: Temple of Tradition

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Naples -- “His name was Mr. Antonio, and they called him the captain,” says 35-year-old Guisy Aiese, launching into the story of La Taverna del Buongustaio. “He was a wine producer from the province of Caserta, and he established a wine-making cellar here in the Fascist period, around 1930.”Read more
Naples -- “His name was Mr. Antonio, and they called him the captain,” says 35-year-old Guisy Aiese, launching into the story of La Taverna del Buongustaio. “He was a wine producer from the province of Caserta, and he established a wine-making cellar here in the Fascist period, around 1930.”

As we listen to Guisy recount the history of the tavern, we can’t help but think about hers: she comes from a family tree brimming with lovers of Neapolitan cuisine. Her 65-year-old father, Gaetano, a genius in the kitchen, has run La Taverna del Buongustaio since 1996, the year he bought the restaurant from Francesco de Micco, another excellent cook and, funnily enough, Gaetano’s wedding witness.Read more
September 7, 2018

Brewmasters: Naples, Coffee City

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Naples -- Throughout Italy, Naples is known as the “city of coffee” – the Neapolitan caffè is synonymous with high-quality brew. And within the city, there are a number of stories and legends that swirl around the black stuff. Read more