Iam Franny. I was born in Kansas, grew up in Michigan, was educated in California, and lived in Detroit, Michigan and in Beacon, New York. I have traveled all over the world. I ended up in Cuenca Ecuador…read full bio
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Who the heck is Franny Hogg?

Who the heck is Franny Hogg?

I live in the highlands of Ecuador, where GUINEA PIGS (called “cuy”) are ROASTED AND EATEN FOR DINNER! But not these two. They live in my garden.

The Joy of Cooking–with a Two-Year-Old
The Joy of Cooking–with a Two-Year-Old

Tonight was the launch party for my book called What’s Cookin’, Cuenca? : A Gringo’s Guide to Buying and Preparing Food in Ecuador.  We had a fun time with great music, dancing, food and drinks, and 120 people. My friend, Sara Coppler helped organize it. She suggested that I  perform a reading from the book.

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My Mummy

Robert and I have been planning a trip to Peru and Bolivia with some friends. I’ve actually been to Machu Picchu more than 20 years ago, but I’d love to see it again and we’re also planning to visit Lake Titicaca, LaPaz in Bolivia, and the Nazca lines. With this in mind, Robert and I

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I Don’t Live on No Name Street

I don’t live on No Name Street (there are actually a few streets on Cuenca maps called this–Calle Sin Nombre….) but I wish I did. At least then I could give the Social Security Administration an address!  When I applied for my benefits two months ago I spent more than an hour explaining to the

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