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Il Torcolo di San Costanzo

The Torcolo di San Costanzo is a rich raisin, pinon and citron-ladened sweet bread created in honor of San Costanzo, one of the patron saints of Perugia, Italy. Executed on January 29 during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, his memory is celebrated...
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Borlotti/Farro Soup

As the wood stove chugs away the chilly days, the wood stove top is perfect for simmering soups like Borlotti/Farro soup. The speckled beans and the oldest wheat variety ever cultivated create a delicious meal.Borlotti/Farro Soup  (4 – 6...
Recipes > Appetizers

Pears, Prosciutto, Parsley, and More: A Tasty Antipasto Recipe

A delectable new cheese now tempts customers at our favorite local caseificio (“cheeese-maker” or a place where cheeses are made and sold) here in Assisi. It’s their own sheep’s milk Roquefort, the blue di pecorino. It’s the perfect cheese to...
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A Spaghetti Sauce Trio: Eggplants, Tomatoes and Ricotta

The freshly-made ricotta from our favorite caseficio inspired this pasta recipe. It’s easy, simple and buonissimo. Spaghetti alla Ricotta e MelanzaneIngredients: (for four people)2 Medium-sized eggplants2 Ripe tomatoes1/2 White onion1 Bunch fresh...
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Recipes for an Umbrian Summer

There’s nothing simpler to make, and nothing tastier, than a fresh tomato sauce. Just about any Italian restaurant will serve you pasta al pomodoro; it’s often my choice on a hot summer day. You’ll always know a good restaurant by their tomato...
Recipes > Desserts

Strawberry Tiramisu

Ingredients (for 8 people):1 ½ C. Fresh ricotta1 ½ C. Mascarpone6 – 8 Eggs1 qt. Very ripe strawberries or substitute with 6-8 very ripe peaches1 C. Sugar20 Lady fingers cookies (savoiardi) ½ pkg. Amaretti cookies½ qt. Orange or apricot or pear or...
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Pasta alle Melanzane: A Summertime Recipe

This Sicilian eggplant pasta dish is a hit! Pasta alle Melanzane (for 4 – 6 people) Ingredients:4-6 Medium-sized eggplantsExtra virgin olive oil, q. b. (“quanto basta” or “as much as you need”)½ C. Sunflower seed oil (or other vegetable...
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Sicilian Love Cake

Recipe provided courtesy of Miceli Dairy Products Company2721 E. 90th St., Cleveland, OH 44104. Visit www.miceli-dairy.com for more information. Ingredients:1 box fudge marble cake mix2 Pounds Miceli’s ricotta cheese¾ Cup sugar4 Eggs1 Teaspoon...
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An Umbria Winter Recipe: Lemon Zest Winter Squash

On these biting winter days, our wood stove warms our Assisi farmhouse while tempting  me into trying new dishes. Here is a recent favorite. Ingredients (for 4- 6 people)1 - 1/2 lbs. Winter squashExtra-virgin olive oil, q.b. (“quanto...
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