Welcome to another Italian region abounding in natural beauty and culinary riches! Umbria is a great mix of the crisp countryside, ancient ruins, as well as medieval and renaissance art. Which is why culinary vacations here will be nothing short of amazing. What's a cooking holiday in Umbria without learning about black truffles? After all, this particular dish is what made the region famous. Besides that, Umbria can provide high end extra virgin olive oils, artisan cured meats, and of course, fantastic wines.
Having just spent five marvelous weeks in Italy enjoying (a bit too much) cheese, learning how to make pizza, and spending money on olives at the farmers’ market, it comes to no surprise that I talk about visiting the country every chance I get.
From the beginning to the end, an authentic Italian meal is a culinary specialty, enabling it to become one of the world’s most popular cuisines. Everyone you meet most certainly has had their due share of pizza, tiramisu, pasta and risotto in their lifetime. These foods are so common everywhere you go, that you might miss some of the subtler intricacies of the traditional Italian meal, the antipasto for instance.
With so many things to do in a day, many of us are left with very little time to cook. So if you’re looking for quick and easy home cook meal ideas, on this post, Mamma Ornella of Villa La Rogaia is sharing an incredibly simple pork roast recipe that makes a delicious dinner to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Italy is heaven for foodies. However, it is also easy to fall into a tourist restaurant in places like Rome, Florence, or Venice and have a meal that might have been better at an American-Italian restaurant.
If you’re looking to experience authentic traditional food and drink in Italy, there are both well-known and off-the-beaten-path destinations to add to your itinerary.