Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

All about Abruzzo food & travel in a cherry-picked fashion

Abruzzo’s Magical Eco B&B Scacciapensieri

B&B Scacciapensieri is a luxury eco Abruzzo B&B in Teramo’s foothills whose stunning rooms don’t fail to impress alongside incredible organic breakfasts and some of the most magical panoramas of the northern ridge of the of the Gran Sasso mountains

Witches, Polka, Pizza – La Befana Closes Christmas

Scrabbling about for sweeties thrown by a feisty witch, walking around the village behind a big bass drum, dancing to polka, eating sausage pizza accompanied by soft fruity wines is just part of the experience of celebrating La Befana in our village in Abruzzo

Mimina’s Christmas Pastries – Ceci Ripieni

Mimina’s tasty Christmas pastries ceci ripeni are a little different to those we eat up in the province of Teramo and called caggionetti. They team chickpeas, almonds and dark chocolate and coat them in the town of Prezza’s famous mosto cotto, encasing them in a soft egg based fried pastry

4 Grosvenor Square: The Menu of the Italian Embassy in London

Danilo Cortellini’s cookbook 4 Grosvenor Square offers a superb gastro-trail through culinary heritage and deliciously clever dishes featuring beautiful ingredients that will appeal to all Abruzzese & Italian food lovers

Danilo Cortellini’s Ascolana Olives & Fritto Misto

Taking elements from both Abruzzo & Le Marche this dish is a fried heaven of lamb, battered vegetables, sweet custard fritters and olive all’Ascolana; these amazing olives are stuffed with meat, breaded and deep fried to crispy perfection

Help Save the Aventino River in Exchange for a Holiday in Abruzzo

Help Save Otto and the Aventino River in exchange for dinner, rafting and holiday in Abruzzo Italy

Tasty Unions & Beautiful Pecorino Pairings

Great cheese especially Abruzzo pecorino has a richness that allows for all manner of bitter, sweet and fruity pairings which bolster it from a simple piece of superb cheese to something magical that lingers

The Secret Inside a Shepherd’s Bag

The secret treats that an Abruzzese shepherd keeps in his bag


Helping Amatrice: Spaghetti All’Amatriciana, #VirtualSagra +

Stunning Amatrice was listed as one of Italy’s most beautiful historic hillside towns with good reason and unlike some of its neighbouring Apennine towns, whose…

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Uncovering Ciociaria & Slow Food in the Shoes of St Benedict

Ciociaria’s new St Benedict's Way (Il Cammino delle Abbazie - Via Benedicti) is a wonderful journey for those heading to Rome from Abruzzo by way…

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Candelara’s Light & Christmas Cheer – Italy’s Unusual Christmas Market

One Italian Christmas market that stands out as more festival than its traditional market rivals is that hosted by  the stunning fortified town of Candelara

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Bostrengo – No Ordinary Little Rice Cake from Le Marche

Bostrengo is a winter rice cake from Le Marche that is scrumptious served as a sweet pick-me-up when you wake to a cold damp squib…

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Rosemary & Raisin Pumpkin Fritters – Aeolian Roof Raisers

Yummy pumpkin fritters from Italy's Aeolian Islands’ green pearl Salina are aromatic and plump with fresh chopped rosemary, raisins and rolled in cinnamon spiced sugar

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Colapesce’s Tale of Love & Heroism

Why is Sicily's brave marine boy Nicola di Messina nicknamed Colapesce  featured as the cornerstone of L'Aquila's most famous fountain?

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