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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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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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Farro Cooking Demo in NYC - Feb 15th

Farro Cooking Demo in NYC – Feb 15th

Farro is, by far, my favorite whole grain.  It is versatile and nutty and perfect in soups, salads and or baked as a “pasticcio.” Although farro is showing up in fashionable restaurants and cooking magazines these days, this ancient grain dates back nearly 10,000 years, where it was cultivated in the Near East.  Farro was […]

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Benvenuti to the New & Improved Majella Home Cooking!

Benvenuti to the New & Improved Majella Home Cooking!

Benvenuti, my friends!  Welcome to my new website!  During the past month, I’ve been working with my good friend, Francesco, a talented web designer based in Abruzzo, as well as his colleague, Antonio, a graphic artist (don’t you just love the Majella’s peaks rising out of the pot in the logo?), on a new look […]

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