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.

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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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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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The Making of “Big Red Is Dead”
The Making of “Big Red Is Dead”

  It had been four months to the day since the 7.8 earthquake that destroyed so many lives in Ecuador. Along with my business partners Kristen Sawyer and Zach Cashero, I was on my way to Manabí province to visit our other partners, Sara Coppler and Geoff Odell. Both Sara and Geoff are experienced disaster-relief

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