Tag Archives | Abruzzo

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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Exploring Abruzzo

Exploring Abruzzo

I’m very excited to introduce a new page on the Majella Home Cooking website dedicated to my favorite towns, restaurants, sights and people (!) in Abruzzo. Of course, this list doesn’t even nick the surface – there are countless charming villages, agriturismi that offer outstanding traditional cooking, beautiful churches and castles, breathtaking vistas and pristine […]

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Sagne e Ceci

Sagne e Ceci

Whenever I teach cooking classes on homemade pasta (and for those of you in the New York area, please contact me if you’d like to book a class, demo or private event – I’d love to cook with or for you!), I make sure to stress the importance of saving the leftover scraps of dough […]

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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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