Pizza in Abruzzo can get a little confusing at Easter time, suddenly there is the arrival of ‘La Pizza Pasqua’ that has nothing to do with being flat, tomato paste or ‘take out’
Succulent blackberries and their tart tree companions in a simple rustic Italian olive oil cake, a recipe from the Upper Tordino Valley in Abruzzo
The best version of Ciambellone that I’ve had recently was at the famous Abruzzese cheesemaker Gregorio Rotolo’s organic agriturismo, Valle Scannese which had been made by his lovely sister Maria Rosaria
Bostrengo is a winter rice cake that is scrumptious served as a sweet pick-me-up when you wake to a cold damp squib of a day, or as a moreish little cube to accompany a large glass of fruity red wine on a howling night when you don’t want to leave the house.
Not many Abruzzo sweets can boast being the favourite of Ignazio Silone, the region’s most famous author acclaimed for his Abruzzo Trilogy.
How do you describe sfogliatelle beyond perhaps as one of Abruzzo’s and Southern Italy’s favourite indulgences?
Swirly whirly snowflakes are falling outside; to revive flavours of Abruzzo summer I baked an upside down chocolate & wild cherry polenta cake