Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

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

The Promise of Spring

Magical Nocino – Italian Green Walnut Liqueur

Nocino is an Italian liqueur made with green walnuts whose dark magical blend is not just delicious and warming in the winter when it's ready…

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Shepherd’s Steak – Abruzzo’s Pastoral Cheese on Toast

We were sent this recipe by our organic cheese-making friends at La Porta dei Parchi, in response to a request we had for an Abruzzo…

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Virtues of Le Virtù – Teramo’s Tasty Spring Clean Soup

May 1st sees the Teramo region of Abruzzo celebrating with Le Virtù, a big, strong & incredible soup the aim of which is to allow…

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Uncovering Ciociaria & Slow Food in the Shoes of St Benedict

A history lesson in slow food, abbey building & mountain spiritual hots spots courtesy of the Via Benedicti

Saragolla – Abruzzo’s Blonde Egyptian Queen

The tale of a small ancient Egyptian grain: hard & glassy like amber, nicknamed the ‘Pharaoh’s Wheat’ that flourished in Abruzzo post migration and genocide

Food & Wine

Saragolla – Abruzzo’s Blonde Egyptian Queen

Ingredients… time-old cheerleaders for free passage, trade and export This particular tale is of a small ancient Egyptian grain: hard and glassy like amber with…

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Bocconotti Montoriesi – Abruzzo’s Seductive Spirit Boasting Pastries

Bocconotti Montoriesi are seductive rustic pastries that celebrate Abruzzo’s most acclaimed harvests around the former Roman small town of Montorio Val Vomano in Teramo.  (more…)

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Tipple But Never Topple – Abruzzo’s Liqueurs

Abruzzo's aromatic liqueurs, namely its digestifs or amari, enjoy a fabled reputation for their complex, aged flavours... (more…)

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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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Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Fried Cheese, Capers and Mint

When  next door Nonna gifts you 6 fiori di zucchini (fresh zucchini flowers) following your interest in photographing them in her orto, it would be…

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Magical Nocino – Italian Green Walnut Liqueur

Nocino is an Italian liqueur made with green walnuts whose dark magical blend is not just delicious and warming in the winter when it's ready…

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Places & Sights

Calascio – The Town with a Fable and La Rocca

"Chi si fa pecorella, i lupi la mangiano". Make yourself a sheep and the wolves will eat you.     People have been sheltering and…

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Learning how to Lasso the Moon in Abruzzo

How do you lasso the moon? A great vocab builder from one of the mural facades on the houses in Azzinano in Abruzzo in a…

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Free Kids Ski-Pass for Roccaraso’s Uncrowded Slopes

Roccaraso's slopes are famously uncrowded even at weekends when they get a little bit more traffic with Romans and Neapolitans coming to take advantage  of ski-ing…

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#OvertheBorder

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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Piglio Roasted Aubergine & Buffalo Mozzarella Cake

A delicious roasted aubergine cake with a lick of fresh tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella that is served as antipasti in Piglio

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