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All That You Can’t Leave Behind in Abruzzo

All That You Can’t Leave Behind in Abruzzo

After nearly six weeks (and just as many pounds gained) in Abruzzo, I’m back home in New York.  Each time I leave Italy (something I detest), I feel as if I’ve left behind a little bit more of my soul (the dramatic nature of this statement is not lost on me). I gaze out my […]

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Focaccia e Fichi

Focaccia e Fichi

  Blogging from the mountains of Abruzzo has proven a bit trickier than I had anticipated.  Between spotty internet connections and busy days of exploring this magnificent region of “mare e monte,” I haven’t written as many posts as I had intended.  However, rest assured, I’ve collected countless recipes and tasted an infinite number of […]

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Making Celli Ripieni in Vasto

Making Celli Ripieni in Vasto

Before I left for Italy, I shared the above photo on my Facebook page, with the caption,”Doesn’t Mamma Anna Maria look like someone with whom you’d love to spend time in the kitchen? I hope I get to meet her in Vasto!” A few weeks later, my family and I spent a wonderful day on […]

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Farm to Table Spaghetti

Farm to Table Spaghetti

Whether you’re a professional chef or an amateur home cook, there’s nothing quite as inspiring as cooking with garden or farm-fresh ingredients.  Last Saturday, in the bucolic countryside of Manoppello, Country House Casale Centurione, Abruzzo4foodies and I co-hosted an event called Abruzzo Country Cooking, at which our guests picked vegetables from the plentiful, organic garden […]

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Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Firenze –unica nel mondo.  I took a summer course in Florence after my first year of law school and it was love at first sight.  I’ve returned several times since then, accompanied by an amateur Renaissance art historian, a/k/a my husband, who serves as my Cicerone, guiding me through breathtaking and often obscure churches, chapels […]

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