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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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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