Life in Abruzzo Food & Travel Guide

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

My Nonni From Abruzzo: My Grandfather the Tailor

We called him Pop-Pop, not the traditional Nonno. His kind nature endeared him to the Main Line ladies and staff in an era when Italians were looked down upon as second-class citizens.

Everyone’s a Tony – The Story of St Anthony Abbot

Listen to a TV or Radio show with an Italian in it and you’d almost be surprised if he wasn’t called Tony, but do you know why or about Saint Anthony Abbot

Food & Wine

Recipes & Reviews

Pumpkin, Rosemary & Raisin Fritters

Yummy pumpkin fritters from Salina; the green pearl of Italy's Aeolian Islands, aromatic and plump with freshly snipped rosemary, juicy sweet raisins and rolled in cinnamon…

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Bistrot 900 – Giulianova’s Food Crescendo

Giulianova is better known for its Blue Flag beach than its seaside restaurants but Bistrot 900 is a new game-changer in the perception of modern…

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Pizzelle, Cancellate … Nonna’s Ugly Iron that Melts Hearts

An Abruzzese light and tasty must-try dish that rivals the region’s beloved arrosticini for fame are Pizzelle, Cancellate, Neole or Ferratelle depending on which of the provinces…

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