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Farro Soup

Minestra di Farro ~ This soup is a very traditional soup that can be found across Umbria and is typical of peasant country cooking. Farro soup, chock full of...

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Torta al Testo

This flat griddle bread is probably one of the most popular breads found across Umbria, and is used to wrap around bitter greens for sandwiches, offered with plates of...

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Farro Salad With Cherry Tomatoes And Fresh Mozzarella

Insalata di Farro con Pomodorini e Mozzarella ~ After returning from our recent trip to Umbria where I developed a whole new appreciation for farro, I headed into my kitchen...

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How To Make Pici Step By Step

Pici is a thick, hand rolled pasta, similar to fat spaghetti usually made from just flour and water. It originates in the province of Siena in Tuscany, and in...

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Meaty Chicken Ragù

This dish actually started out as a basic Chicken Cacciatore dish but evolved instead into a delicious meaty chicken ragu sauce that I served on fresh pasta. In this...

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Braised Lamb Shanks On Soft Polenta

Lamb shanks are the perfect cut of meat to prepare by braising and this recipe is easy enough for a novice to make but perfect for entertaining. After assembling...

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Crispy Chicken Cutlets With Fresh Tomatoes

This is one of my favorite chicken dishes that I have made frequently over the years. Luckily, ripe, sweet cherry tomatoes are available year round, so anytime I am...

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Fig, Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Salad

I have always loved the combination of figs and prosciutto; the sweet and salty combination is addicting! I took the combination one step further in this wonderful fall salad...

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Roasted Sausages With Tomatoes, Peppers & Onions

This is another easy dish that can be put together quickly and baked when needed. Chopped vegetables are placed in a casserole dish with sausage links on top. As...

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Perfect Potluck Pasta Bake

This was one of my children’s favorite pasta recipes when they were growing up, and I made often throughout the years although it has been tweaked a little along...