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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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