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    Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli have been cooking in New York City since the early 80s. Since opening their first restaurant, Frankies 457, the Franks have taken the seemingly simple act of being restaurant owners and turned it into a job that takes them around the world.

    Being Frank: Peru, Part 1

    In the first half of Being Frank‘s Peru adventure, The Franks introduce viewers to Virgilio Martinez and Gastón Acurio, two of Latin America’s best chefs. Together, they make ceviche on a boat, forage for cushoru in Andean swampland, and hit Lima for some seriously delicious local cuisine.


    Being Frank: Peru, Part 2

    In the second half of their Peruvian tasting tour, Franks Castronovo and Falcinelli swig a natural aphrodisiac (“Panty Dropper”) en route to the jungle-side city of Iquitos. Then, they get a crash course in Amazonian concept cuisine, a trip north to hand with a former paiche harpooner, and a visit to Belen Market.


    Being Frank: Mexico City

    The Franks head down to Mexico City to hang with chef Enrique Olvera at his well-known restaurant, Pujol, and take over the kitchen for two nights. Naturally, that means a ton of tomato sauce, pecorino cheese, eggplant, and The Grateful Dead.


    Being Frank: Sicily

    Being Frank means visiting Sicily every October to taste the “olio nuovo” (“new oil” in English), an early harvest unfiltered extra virgin olive oil. This episode of being is stuffed full of epic food, breathtaking landscapes, and a quick lesson in what it takes to get your olive oil neon green.