It’s always lovely to receive a little press, esp. when it’s a whole article on LifeinAbruzzo in the Christmas special of the magazine Abruzzo Economia
“Chi si fa pecorella, i lupi la mangiano”. Make yourself a sheep and the…
Sicily’s tale of Nicola di Messina nicknamed Colapesce boasts at least 18 officially recognised re-versions or reboots featuring the brave marine boy who rescued the island
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Beanz Meanz Barrowfuls of Fagioli, sweet & creamy, beautifully dapled Borlotti Beans to give them their real name, to shell in September.
Somebody described cherries as beautiful butterflies, you blink and they’re gone, hence Raiano’s seasonal sagra being utterly unique in Abruzzo’s sagre calendar
These rosemary crisps have become our beach snack bliss along with a glass or 2 of pear juice, here’s the recipe…
As you swing into the long drive of Villa Umberto that sits south of Teramo you do have a feeling that you’re about to enter a glam weekend retreat health camp
Furry things with four legs like wolves and bears get a lot more coverage in Abruzzo than this recent I Spy with my little eye a Wasp Spider
Something that it doesn’t do a lot of in the summer in Abruzzo is rain; at the moment up here in Teramo province it’s tinder dry and fires have broken out
Die-hard vegetarians frequently say that the only thing they miss is a bacon sandwich; away from Abruzzo I miss La Mascionara’s pancetta
It’s just 5 days short of 11 months since the L’Aquila earthquake & frustration is growing over delays of the clear up and start of the rebuild
It’s rare when the most common is everyone’s favourite, but this is the case with poppies in Abruzzo, Italy even when facing stiff competition from orchids
How do you capture the essence of life in Abruzzo? Is it the people that live here, the animals, its hill-top villages & towns or the Adriatic & mountains?
Our fortnight’s snapshot of Abruzzo. Rather than love, it’s a little overtaken by politics & sports but there is a lovely biscuit blog to check and cook for a special one
Teramo’s Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta & San Bernardo, it’s positively Zen-like compared to some of the fleshier marble clad church interiors & worth a visit
I use Queen of Abruzzo cuisine Anna Teresa Callen’s recipe for Pasta fagioli con le cotiche all ‘Abruzzese in her recipe book Food & Memories of Abruzzo
It has taken us a year to get it, but we finally have an ADSL connection courtesy of Telecom Italia in the depths of the Abruzzo’s Gran Sasso Mountains
Roll over Dorothy, you may put on a pair of ruby slippers to get home, but for a quick hit of Abruzzo we uncork my neighbours olive oil
Red Sulmona Garlic is barely known outside the world of gourmets, chefs and those who have been on holiday to Abruzzo Italy but once you try you’ll be hooked
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The hill-side town of Castelli is home to one of Europe’s most renowned majolica products. Brightly hand-painted, these ceramic pieces of art are hugely popular
Oh what treasures both Food & Memories of Abruzzo and Anna Teresa Callen are! Whenever feeling cold & grey we grab this book to rekindle Abruzzo tastes
Our June Abruzzo roadtrip from Bascianella to Aragno was one of those experiences when the journey is better than the destination
Agriturismo Vaccari is the first Abruzzo agriturismo that we ever ate in, and it’s been our favourite ever since for friendliness, quality of food and the price