Everyone loves the dishes at Pergolaccio. I bought most of them in Deruta, from a company called Sberna. They are my favorite in town, since they are all hand painted, but still affordable. For a full report, visit my blog.
Lots to see and do in Bevagna. There are a series of small craft museums, and one of the best biscotti bakeries in Umbria. For a full report, visit my blog.
A fun place to stop in Bevagna, to pick up some hand made baskets and rustic ceramics. For a full report, visit my blog.
My favorite place to eat in Bevagna. For a full review of Antiche Sere visit my blog.
One of my favorite places to eat in Todi. For the full story, visit my blog.
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I’ve admitted by shortcomings when it comes to foraging. I want to be a better forager. I intend to be a better forager. And one day I will be a better forager.
But in the meantime, when I have a springtime craving for dandelion green salad I have a very nifty trick. I invite my friend Carol over, and she is bound to arrive with a bag of freshly gathered dandelion greens. You see, Carol is very good at foraging (at least for dandelion greens). And she’s even better at being a dinner guest. Not only did she arrive with a bag-o-greens, she brought me a thick slice of pancetta and a nice red onion.
Going to the markets in Rome in the spring is intoxicating. While I like cavolo nero, broccoletti and cicoria as much as the next girl, come April I am so over cruciferous anything. But spring brings artichokes, peas, fave and asparagus. And the season is so short for this spring bounty, that I buy and cook as much of them as possible.
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Even though I stopped on the way up to Todi, at a truck stop, and bought not one but two pastieras, along with a kilo of biscotti; and even though I loaded up on WAY too many chocolate eggs the other day in Rome at Valzani; today I found myself baking a cake. Which I needed like a hole in my head.
We’ve had our house in Todi for 20 years. So, you’d think I would know every square inch of country side around our home. The butcher, the baker…there’s even a candle stick maker (well, he makes honey and sells the wax). But the other day, on our way up to the house, we took a back road – a sort of short cut – since I was hoping the little super market in Collelungo would be open.
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