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Spiced almond biscotti with candied orange and figs

Do you remember passionately wanting a unique Christmas gift as a child? One of my first gift-related memories is about wishing a blue teddy bear for Christmas. It must have been 1971 or 72. I even had in mind the exact shade of powder blue I still adore. I have always been a bit odd. I…… Continue reading Spiced almond biscotti with candied orange and figs

Bread · Family Stories · Pizza and Focaccia · Recipes · Spring

Torta di Pasqua, an Umbrian Easter bread

When I was a child in the late 1960s many homes, including the one of my Umbrian grandmother, didn’t have an oven and took their bread to the bakery for cooking. Easter was an especially busy time, with women preparing Torta di Pasqua, a leavened cheese bread traditionally served for our hearty Easter breakfast. In…… Continue reading Torta di Pasqua, an Umbrian Easter bread

Family Stories · Life in Umbria · Video

how I got to be on TV

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rfpjv If you see where I live, atop a magical mountain in a rural area of Italy, you will find it quite surprising that anyone finds me at all.  And it’s probably even more surprising that myself and my family can make a living with our B&B and cooking classes. Mysteries of the internet, most…… Continue reading how I got to be on TV