Pappalecco is a story of friendship between America and Italy, and a metaphor for friendship between all the countries and between all the people.
We believe that differences of any kind are worth the highest respect and represent an opportunity for reciprocal enrichment.
We believe that the status quo should constantly be challenged. Deep inside, we all are a bit artistic and a little creative, because we all are children of God the Creator.
We believe that human progress is more important than technical progress. The achievement of greater justice, wider fraternity, and a more selfless ordering of social relationships is the noblest meaning of progress.
We believe that progress should not result in harm to Mother Nature but should instead nurture the human body, mind, and sprit.
We believe in beauty. Ethic and esthetic is the marriage that should never fail. An Italian product must be a triumph of taste and elegance. Everyone’s life should be created as if . . . a work of art.
We believe in our history and in its message. There is no progress without knowledge; there is no future without past. The human being is missing a lot of beauty that our progenitors have created.
We believe that the old Tuscan farmer has a lot to teach us. Our Tuscan grandma donated to us a treasure: her worn-out cookbook. Her recipes nurture our body; her hug feeds our souls.
We believe that the fundamental calling of a human being is to have humanity. Our daily action is shaped out of an ethical framework that places the human being at its core.
We believe that more love in the world is possible, and that love is the only way to dissolve any kind of evil, immorality, and corruption. We believe that a more mature, durable peace is possible in the world.
We are the “little Italian corner,” the place where you discover a friend previously unknown. Our days start, proceed, and end with a smile, because we believe that “a smile is the beginning of love.” We believe that with love and with the help of God, we can make a little change for the better in the world, if not a big one.