NATHAN'S FAVORITE THINGS
Mentioned in the Podcast
"If I had a nickle for every pot of espresso I have made in our little Bialetti moka.....I would have a lot of nickles!"
The Best & Oldest Italian Hat Company
Crafting fine hats in Alessandria, Italy since 1857
"When I bought my first Borsalino hat I knew it was something I would have forever! There are so few heritage hat makers left in the world these days - it's a pleasure to wear a piece of art and that will never go out of style!"
"This fabulous set of paints in it's beautiful wooden box gave me the courage to start painting again - I have loved every second I've spent with this investment!"
Nathan's Book Club!
"I'll never think about olive oil the same way after reading this incredible book.
Never buying "fake oil" ever again! It's a total game changer!"
"This Book Changed my Life! It's a must-read for anyone considering a move to a new Mediterranean country!
I highly recommend the audio book, which is read by the absolutely wonderful author!"
From Season 2: Episode 15
"This book is truly transformative as it helps to recalibrate the way you view yourself, others and the world around you! It's a book that I will be reading again and again for the rest of my life! I particularly enjoy the audio version of this book to listen to while I'm out for a walk!"
From Season 2: Episode 23
It's not often that you discover a book that impacts the way you view the world for the rest of your life - it's even rarer to discover two books that do this from the same author!
I wish everyone would read these books! They are incredible must-reads!
From Season 2: Episode 16
"This book is a MUST READ for anyone who is a creative person and has ever doubted the importance or relevance of their work or the fact that they deserve to make money for creating their art! I've read it again and again and I believe you're going to love it! Enjoy!
From Season 2: Episode 17
"As a very young boy, I discovered these books and fell in love with the characters, the animals, and the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales of England! These books and the original TV show have become a part of me and my family over the years - there's not a person alive who shouldn't experience the exquisite pleasure found in these pages!
5 Book Set
From Season 3: Episodes 9 -
"Of all the books I have ever read, few have had a greater influence on my life. I highly recommend the audio version of this book read by Jeremy Irons. Reading, or listening, is believing. Enjoy!
"One of my favorite Italian design magazines 'Cabana' has a new design book and I wanted to share it with you!
It allows you to experience the world of sumptuous Italian design. A true feast for the eyes."
NATHAN'S FAVORITE ITALIAN FILMS & TV
The Paolo Borsellino Story
"Each in their own special way, these films are real treasures and each of them will take you into a world of Italy in days gone by.
My favorite is 'Malena' I fell in love with Italy when I watched it 21 years ago, and I knew I had to visit this enchanting country!"
ITALIAN TV SHOWS
From Season 2: Episode 15
"This show is very special for several reasons. First, it's new and fresh. Second, it shows you what modern Italians are like when they're in their comfort zone spending time with other Italians. Third, the show was recorded in original spoken Italian with English subtitles - somewhat of a rare thing! The perfect show for anyone wanting to practice their Italian comprehension! Enjoy!
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NATHAN'S FAVORITE ITALIAN REAL ESTATE SITE
"When I discovered this Italian real estate site (the Zillow of Italy) the property search game changed completely! If you've been trying to find a place to search for property in Italy this is THE SITE you've been looking for! Let me know what you find!"
Some of Nathan's Favorite
Italian Botanical & Gardening Books
Great Grandma Jo’s
Persimmon Cookie Recipe:
Jo Ewin 1905 - 2006
4 cups Flour (sifted)
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
2 cups White Sugar
2 Eggs (beaten)
2 cubes of Butter or Margarine (soft)
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp of Cloves
2 cups of Persimmon Pulp (from 3-4 very ripe Hachiya Persimmons)
Cream butter and sugar together then add the eggs and pulp
so that all wet ingredients are combined.
Combine all dry ingredients into a separate bowl and then slowly
add the wet ingredients to the dry until fully combined creating a
blonde, thick batter.
Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree (F) oven for 10-12 minutes.
Place large tablespoon scoops evenly spaced onto a non-stick greased
cookie sheet placed near the top rack of the hot oven.
Watch closely and don’t overbake - some ovens may bake faster than
12 min. When the edges and top of the cookies begin to turn from blonde
to golden they are probably done!
Let cookies cool completely before putting them into a Christmas tin
stacked with layers of wax paper in between each layer of cookies.
The cookies freeze very well!
Great Grandma Jo baked lots of batched and froze them as well as the
extra persimmon pulp for future batches, as the persimmons became
ripe all at the same time!
Enjoy from My Family to Yours!
A few words from Nathan...
"Friends, by now you know me well enough to know that, I dislike advertisements and I am committed to never pushing products or services on my listeners.
However, from time to time, I mention a book or an item that I use daily, or something I have found to make my life in Italy (as an American foreigner) a bit easier and more efficient.
This page is the only location where I will be sharing these items.
A few of the items have affiliate links which means you get a better price by purchasing the item through my link and the company may reward me with a bonus if you make a purchase. But to be clear, any relationship I have with Amazon or any other company is because I used their specific product first and after finding it to be of value to me, I have decided to add it to my list of suggested products and services and share it with you, a Member of my Listening Family!
Ciao Ciao Ciao!"
- Nathan Heinrich
Host of the "I'm Moving to Italy" Podcast
Some Recent Questions from Our Family of Listeners:
"What was the name of that book about Olive Oil?"
"Nathan, what lauguage app do you use for learning Italian?"
"Hey Nathan, what VPN do you use to make your Netflix and Amazon Prime work in Italy? Also, how do you make free WiFi calls from Italy?"
"Yo, Nathan, what was that paint, from Holland, do you use when you're oil painting?"
"Hey Nathan, what cell service do you use in Italy? Do you still have your American phone number?"
"Nathan, we were wondering when your vacation rental will be available! My daughter and I are eager to come visit our friends in Italy!"
"Um, Nathan....like, where did you get that Olive Oil in Puglia - and can I order some for myself?"