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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Michelle DiBenedetto-Capobianco is a corporate lawyer-turned-private chef in New York. Restless in her legal career, Michelle began to spend each summer at her family home overlooking the Majella (pronounced “mah-yel-lah”) mountain in the central Italian region of Abruzzo where she studied real Italian cooking with talented home cooks and culinary professionals. Michelle now organizes creative small group tours of Abruzzo for visitors from around the globe.
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