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Garlicky Delicacy from Abruzzo

Garlicky Delicacy from Abruzzo

There are so many tasty Italian dishes out there! The other day, for instance, for the first time, I cooked a delicacy from Sulmona, Abruzzo: garlic scapes. They are garlic flower stalks that are picked before the blooms develop to make the bulbs grow bigger. Sulmona is famous for its tasty red garlic and all ...

Share Your Joy: Suspended Coffee in Naples

Share Your Joy: Suspended Coffee in Naples

There is a wonderful tradition in Napoli called “suspended coffee” (“caffè sospeso”). Lately, the international press has been talking a lot about it. Amid social crisis and growing poverty in the Western world it is becoming somewhat fashionable to pay your own bill at a bar and leave enough money for another cup of coffee, ...

Praise to The Italian Loquat Fruit

Praise to The Italian Loquat Fruit

The season of winter fruit like kiwi, oranges and clementine is finished yet spring fruit is not out yet. Not easy for a seasonal fruit junkie like myself! Imagine how happy I was to discover Italian loquat fruit, or nespole as they are called here. This small plain looking orange fruit’s season starts early in ...

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Learning How To Make Lentil Soup In Santo Stefano, Abruzzo

Learning How To Make Lentil Soup In Santo Stefano, Abruzzo

I travelled to the tiny village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo, to learn how to make the famous traditional lentil soup. Nonna Aida, my teacher for the day, was sitting in her little comfy armchair by the kitchen window when I arrived. She had a pair of glasses on and was slowly sorting through a ...

What to eat in Turin

What to eat in Turin

Rosemarie Scavo is originally from Sydney, Australia. She moved to Turin to teach English eight years ago and, for various reasons (amongst others, falling in love with a local and the city!), ended up staying. These days, whenever she has a spare moment from the day job and running after a toddler, Rosemarie blogs about ...

Ancient Calabrian Bread from Cerchiara

Ancient Calabrian Bread from Cerchiara

You have to follow the windy road running through thick oak forests with some panoramic spots overlooking the Ionic coast before you reach one of the most beautiful hamlets in the Pollino National Park, Cerchiara di Calabria. The village sits around the ruins of an old castle and has many streams and torrents around which keep many ...

Traditional Sunday Lunch in Abruzzo

Traditional Sunday Lunch in Abruzzo

As many of my readers know I am in love with Italian food. I can talk for hours about Italian recipes, local specialties and good restaurants. Discovering a new ingredient makes me happy, being invited for lunch in a local family sends me into ecstasy! So, when my friend Novelia invited me to join her ...