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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, [...]

10 01, 2019

10 reasons why you should visit Abruzzo in winter!

January 10th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

23 05, 2018

[RECIPE]: Easy and healthy zucchini sauce!

May 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Spring is finally here! We have many dishes to celebrate it in Abruzzo, many of the fresh ingredients we grove in our gardens: fava beans, peas, tomatoes and many others. [...]

21 01, 2018

10 food-related facts that say you’re Italian (at heart)

January 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Do you think you can say you're a real Italian? Here are 10 food-related facts that prove it!   1) YOU'RE A PASTA MANIAC You really can’t help it, if [...]

21 09, 2017

Truffle hunting and tasting in Abruzzo!

September 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

"Ok, is that the round chocolate covered with cocoa?"...no, it's not! Well, it could be, but it's not what Italians think about when they hear the word truffle! the first thing that [...]

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