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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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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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Food Adventures in Italy

Food Adventures in Italy

Domani si parte!  We’re flying out tomorrow and will spend the next five weeks in Italy. This summer trip is particularly exciting for me as it is my first as a food blogger.  I’ll roam around Firenze for a few days in search of the best pappa al pomodoro and then head down to Abruzzo […]

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Girl Power (and Ricotta Crumb Cake) in Abruzzo

Girl Power (and Ricotta Crumb Cake) in Abruzzo

As I was running out the door last Sunday evening to drive back to Rome at the conclusion of the Let’s Blog Abruzzo conference, my friend Emiliana dell’Arciprete from Abruzzo4foodies handed me a scrap of paper with a recipe for sbriciolata scrawled on the back and marching orders to try it out when I got […]

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