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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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 […]
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 […]
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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