Saffron batter – a decadent, glorious way to celebrate Epiphany or something a little flashy to take your mind off your bank balance
Joshua Lawrence’s ‘Favourite Abruzzo Things’, a US State Dept Economic Specialist & author of Carbonara, who lived in L’Aquila until displaced to Pescara
Navelli in L’Aquila is famous for two autumn crops, saffron & chickpeas, combined with rainbow chard they make the perfect one-pot dish
Navelli has a new found growing fame as host to an alternative Palio; the colourful Palio degli Asini –yep a unmissable Donkey Race like no other in the world
How the Italian Renaissance love of bling picked-up the fortunes of Navelli in L’Aquila via the production of saffron, its precious red gold spice
How to fight off the hissing winter blades of freezing castle drafts – feast on hot bowls of stewed Ceci dell’Aquila.