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28 06, 2019

Summer favourite: spaghetti con le vongole

June 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

This is absolutely one of our favourite pasta recipes and it's not just a summer thing: spaghetti with clams are good all year round! It's very simple to make and [...]

1 05, 2019

Abruzzo traditions: Saint Dominic and the snake parade

May 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Something magical happens in a little hamlet of Abruzzo called Cocullo, on May 1st: San Dominic statue is taken in procession, covered with... snakes! "That's hard to believe", you may [...]

29 04, 2019

Spring recipe: fried black locust flowers

April 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New recipe from a tradition we have in Abruzzo

19 03, 2019

Zeppola: the story of a classic pastry of Father’s day!

March 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The tradition of Saint Joseph's zeppole is really old. The legends say that the tradition of making zeppole comes from the ancient Romans: in March, they used to celebrate Liberalia, in [...]

2 03, 2019

Get into the Mardi Gras spirit: Castagnole recipe to lick your fingers!

March 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here's another extremely delicious Carnival treat we grew up eating: Castagnole! These are my grandpa's favourites, so nonna always has freshly-fried ones... believe me, they're addictive! INGREDIENTS 600 gr flour [...]

26 02, 2019

Chiacchiere: a delicious treat for Carnival!

February 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Nonna Angela is the queen of Carnival treats! I remember going to her house a few days before Mardi Gras knowing she would have fresh castagnole or chiacchiere... and she [...]

2 02, 2019

La Candelora: a Christian and farmers’ celebration in Abruzzo

February 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When I was a kid, nonna Angela taught me a rhyme:   A li ddu la Cannelore Candelora on the second A li tra la blasiole Saint Biagio on the [...]

29 01, 2019

The days of the blackbird: Abruzzo and Italy’s ancient winter belief

January 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One of our favourite nonnas’ sayings is the one linked to the last three days of January. According to the tradition, if it's very cold on January 29th, 30th and 31st, [...]

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