ciabatta

Ciabatta Bread

Ciabatta, or “slipper bread” can be found throughout Italy. One way to create the best texture is to use a biga, or starter made the day before, a long...

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Porchetta

If you have ever traveled to Italy, you have probably seen trucks selling sandwiches, or paninis topped with sliced, succulent roasted pork. You couldn’t help but notice the many...

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Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Pizza

I first noticed this combination of broccoli rabe and sausage on a pizza on our last trip to Italy, and although I was intrigued, I never got around to...

radicchiobruschetta

Bruschetta With Radicchio And Goat Cheese

This is a delicious unique topping for bruschetta that would be great for the upcoming holidays when we are all looking for new ideas to serve to family and...

brasato

Brasato in Bianco

My husband ordered a dish very similar to this one at L’Achimista in Montefalco on our recent trip and he raved about it so much I decided to make...

squash

Risotto alla Zucca

This is a wonderful fall risotto made with butternut squash I like to make for special celebrations such as Thanksgiving, but once you taste it, you won’t want to...

parmbiscotti

Savory Parmesan Biscotti

These delicious crisp biscotti are perfect for entertaining during the holidays when served with a nice glass of red wine. Savory rather than sweet, they are flavored with parmesan...

norcina

Pasta alla Norcina

Norcia, in the mountains of southeastern Umbria, is famous for it’s black truffles and pork, particularly sausages and salami. This delicious recipe, created to highlight Umbria’s delicious sausages can...

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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...