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2 02, 2019

La Candelora: a Christian and farmers’ celebration in Abruzzo

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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, [...]

10 01, 2019

10 reasons why you should visit Abruzzo in winter!

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Abruzzo is the perfect place for any type of holiday you like! Are you thinking of winter to come visit? Here are 10 great reasons why you should visit Abruzzo in [...]

5 01, 2019

Abruzzo food heritage: the traditon of making sausages!

January 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Being born in Italy has many advantages; one of them is surely the huge food tradition we learn since we are kids. Both our families in Abruzzo have kept the [...]

3 01, 2019

Anthony the Great (Sant’Antonio Abate): traditional celebrations in Abruzzo!

January 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Saint Sant'Antonio abate, also known as Anthony the Great, Anthony of Egypt. Anthony of the Desert, Anthony the Anchorite (Qumans, around 251 – desert of Thebaid, 17 January 357) was an [...]

3 02, 2018

Polenta with cheese and mushrooms!

February 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Many people think polenta is a Northern-Italy dish, but it's also part of our culinary tradition in Abruzzo. The most common version you would find on a grandparents' table is [...]

5 06, 2017

Abruzzo old traditions: home-made soap recipe

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Life in Abruzzo countryside required a wide knowledge of home-making procedures: women needed to know how to make almost any type of product they could be in need of...and they [...]

15 02, 2017

Sweet peaches: grandma’s recipe for “pesche dolci” cookies!

February 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I’ve learned how to make “pesche dolci” (sweet peaches) from my grandma Angela. Their called like this because they look like peaches. They are made of two cookies, soaked in [...]

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