- Tam (L), Lia (R)
Cookucina is all these things. A six-part digital video series presented by two vivacious and attractive 40-something (and a bit!) women – Cookucina is a simple bi-lingual celebration of regional Italian food and the all-natural ingredients grown in the lush countryside in the foothills of the Sibillini Mountains.
Ciao, I bought the Cookucina book it’s been fun to read how the process came together. Really though I bought it for the recipes, sorry Stephen. Lia do you think you would ever write a cookbook on LaMarche regional food? I like to think that my grandfather might have eaten some these dishes.
Nice to hear from you again. I am afraid it’s a while since we did this and we never got round to doing a cookbook. We got overtaken by other things (like earthquakes). Glad you enjoy the recipes though. See you next year?
I found your program while researching my families lineage. My grand father and brothers family came from Sanarno! I was so excited when I came across Cookucina. I am hoping to travel to Sanarno on my mom’s birthday 2022. So don’t go anywhere! BTW my great uncle who traveled with my grandfather died here in Boston in 1918 during the last pandemic. So please be safe.
Hi Gina. How nice to hear from you. And very pleased that you found Cookucina and made the connection with Sarnano. We’ve lived here for getting on for 15 years and we absolutely love it. We had to leave our house in the centro storico after the earthquakes, but fortunately were able to move into a house in the hills just outside the town, where we have fabulous views of the mountains. It is a truly delightful place. Do please keep in touch, especially when you come next year, and we will meet up. And let me know if there’s any way we can help with tracing your ancestors and extended family. For instance, just before the earthquakes the town museum had opened a display about emigration, including lists of people emigrating to the USA in the early years of the last century. I don’t think it has been re-opened yet, but it might be possible to get access to some of the exhibits if we ask nicely… All for now, and thanks for getting in touch, Stephen
Hello…just watched episode 1 and I’m hooked. We have a little place in Loro Piceno and visit Sarnano regularly ( at least to visit Andrea who deals with our internet connection when we are in Italy) .Looking forward to watching the other programmes ( purchased on Amazon) and learning abut the local cuisine in Le Marche …and yes, I will buy the book.
Thanks for this Gordon. Glad you like it. Kindle book should be available tomorrow, and a printed version some time soon (I am still wrestling with images at the moment).
PS Don’t forget to review the show/book on Amazon if you have time. It makes all the difference.
Hi Gordon, There’s a paperback now out of A RECIPE FOR DISASTER ON http://bit.ly/PapRecipe – and please leave a review if you enjoy it!
Just discovered your series! Wonderful truly enjoyable! My husband Giovanni and I have a place in Sicily.
Hi Mary, Thank you so much for your kind comments – it means a lot. You are the first to find us online (or at least the first we know about!) I wonder, where did you actually find the series (it’s on three platforms)? It would be really great if you could post a review on whichever platform it was, as that will help others to find it.
Do you mind if I let Tam have details of your website? She is looking to start a photography site and could do with some inspiration!
Non sono mai andato in Sicilia, ma spero andare presto. Dov’e la vostra casa?
Thank you for your reply Stephen! Because I am obsessed with Italy and cooking, I found your Cookucina Series through searching ‘Cook’ on my Apple TV then TV Shows. It came up under PBS and I bought the series through iTunes. It’s wonderful and then I started googling and found your blog and website but FB was not up to date. Then I realized there was an earthquake in the town! Please start your next series ‘Cookucina Travels to….’
We have a home in Ispica, Sicily which is the Provincia Di Ragusa near Modica and Noto…old old Baroque Towns with delicious food and sweets.
If you ever decide to bring your series to southeastern Sicily you have my kitchen!
I am an artist and own a card and gift company primarily for Pet Lovers. Yes please do show Tam and if you have any questions I’m here ….being in business for 35 years comes with much experience! I’m positive she has some incredible photographs of Italy and Cooking!
PS yes I will give my reviews on all channels!
Thank you so much. That is very kind.
Thank you for all that info Mary. I shall look up Ispica. You are right, we did suffer from the recent earthquake. in fact there were more than one – the first was in August, but the biggest were in October. Or house needs repairing but is still standing. Much of the local agricultural economy has been hit though. The road to recovery for this region will be long and hard. i hope that Cookucina will raise awareness of the region and help in some small way. Tam has been writing a blog about the situation post-terremoto, if you are interested. It’s on WordPress (land of the Forgotten Earthquakes), or at https://medium.com/@tamsen
Hi Mary, I’m not sure if I already told you this, or if you found out for yourself, but you MIGHT be interested in a A RECIPE FOR DISASTER, a book I have written about life in Italy, built around the process of making and marketing COOKUCINA. You can find it at any of these places:
with best wishes
Wonderful concept. Shows off the food, the woman, Sarnano. What more could you ask?
Hi David, thanks for your kind comments. Sadly not possible to view publicly right now, but we hope to get TV distribution in the summer of 2014.
Ma quando vi vedremo in tivù????!!!!
Spero che la prima volta sara in giugno! Ma devi spostarti in croazia!
Spero che con sky possa vedere la tivù croata!!!!
These are two very talented ladies in a great location. A brilliant idea!
That’s a very kind comment. Thank you.
Thank you. We hope to be shooting a second series in the New Year.
Beautiful mouth-watering concept… Great footage. Superb locations! I want more.
Wonderful! Yes I am very interested and will purchase and do some Social media blurbs! Congratulations can’t wait to read! Congratulations. 👍😎