November 2008 I was in Tuscany Italy and was in awe of the Craftsmanship...The quality was exemplary...
They are a culture that Representation is extremely Important in everything they do...Beautiful country and so much warmth in the people.Part of there culture is living in the Kitchen with quality food and with good conversation talking about politics..
They close down their retail stores between 1:00 and 3:00 P.M for a Siesta...then go back to work until 7:00p.m.
Go home to shower and then for dinner or have dinner at home .Their mealtimes are there way of showing they care about their family and friends..It was for me very Special and refreshing..I felt the strength of their commitment for family and food.
On the way home which is an eight hour trip and plenty of time to think..I was so inspired by this culture that I designed a kitchen for a client Italian Style ...I have been to Italy twice and plan on going back again next year to visit some friends.