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Maiale al Pomodoro e Alloro (Pork with a tomato and bay leaf sauce)
Nice Lemon Cookies

Nice Lemon Cookies

Ever notice how Italians always add the word “bello” to describe something mundane? “Un bel caffe,” or “un bella spaghettata” – My mom always called these lemon glazed cookies “Nice...

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Torta Semplice

Torta Semplice

This is the type of simple, rustic cake that enjoyed for breakfast or with un caffe in Abruzzo.

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Polenta alla Spianatora

Polenta alla Spianatora

This is an excellent winter dish to enjoy among close friends and family – “primitively comforting” as a friend of mine coined it!  Pour  soft-cooked polenta in an even layer...

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Slowing Down in Abruzzo

Slowing Down in Abruzzo

I took a quick scouting trip to Abruzzo this past October and as is so often the case when I visit Italy, I was reminded to slow down. In my eagerness to cover as much ground as possible on the last day of my trip, I nearly missed one of those “small moments” that reminds […]

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Meet the Women of Abruzzo

Meet the Women of Abruzzo

Forte e gentile…strong and kind. This is what is said about the Abruzzese people. They’ve had to endure their fair share of poverty and hardship yet they’ve emerged with an indomitable spirit of survival, grace and loyalty to their “territorio.” And in particular, the women of Abruzzo personify these traits.  For my small-group tours, I’ve […]

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Join Me in Abruzzo

Join Me in Abruzzo

  Dear Friends, I am infinitely proud and excited to invite you to join me for my first ever Food + Nature seven-day tour in the region of Abruzzo this summer – please visit http://www.majellahomecooking.com/abruzzo-tour/ This unique trip has been years in the making – since the time I started Majella Home Cooking, I’ve dreamed […]

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The Carciofi Trials

The Carciofi Trials

Every spring, my Facebook and Instagram feeds are flooded with photos of perfect, robust, purple-tinged artichokes from markets in and around Rome.  Food writer and Rome expert Elizabeth Minchilli even coined a cute and clever IG hashtag dedicated to the thistle – #carciofogram. I have a pretty uncomplicated love-hate relationship with artichokes. Love to eat […]

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