Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

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

A Few of My Favourite Abruzzo Things: Michael Kenna

The landscape photographer Michael Kenna tells us about the region he discovered whilst photographing his book ‘Abruzzo’

Capturing the Heat in Abruzzo

On the rare occasions of a heatwave in Abruzzo, who best manages to capture the feeling of inescapable heat when the temperatures nudge 40 C in the shade

Autumn

Past Favourites

Cachi – Winner of Italy’s Most Beautiful Autumn Fruit

Cachi has to be Italy’s most aesthetically beautiful Autumn fruit.  Its soul-stirring leaves turn the most succulent shades of spotted pinks, reds & orange, which…

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Halloween, All Saints & Remembering the Dead in Abruzzo

Here in Abruzzo Italy, rather than the seemingly ubiquitous Halloween celebrations the magic of Autumn is celebrated on the 1st & 2nd November by reflecting…

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Abruzzo’s Autumn Walking Colours via La Mascionara

Autumn in Abruzzo begins in earnest in mid-October, down on its wine-growing hills, valleys and Adriatic beaches it can easily still be a temperate 24C…

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Eating the Arcobaleno – Navelli’s Rainbow Pot

Beyond its donkey palio, Navelli in L’Aquila is famous to ‘gastros’ the world over for two autumn crops that enjoy its rich dark sticky soil.…

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Polenta Picnic at 1450 masl – Waiting for the Snow Festa

This Sunday festival of ‘Waiting for the Snow’ up at the Abruzzo ski resort of Prati di Tivo, 1450 masl in the Gran Sasso Mountains,…

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Navelli’s Saffron Queen and the Power of Bling

The contrast in colours from the 3 delicate red stigmas cloaked by purple petals on an Abruzzo Autumn day couldn’t be stronger; the saffron crocuses…

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Food & Wine

Recipes & Reviews

Sweet Giulia’s Ricotta & Chocolate Lattice Tart

I can’t say I make a lattice tart very often, but I did go out of my way in having a bash at this rather…

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Stuffed! By Prezza’s Artichoke Royalty

There is nothing that the ladies of Prezza including the mayor Marianna Scoccia cannot tell you about their famous artichokes; their particular favourites are stuffed ever…

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Pescarese Baked Fish with Lemon Caper Mash

The Abruzzesi adore their baked fish,(Pesce al Cartoccio), and it varies in each of the 3 provinces that nudge its Adriatic coast.   It's one…

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