August is a long, slow month in Umbria. Most of the world seems to be somewhere else. Italians flock to the beach and everybody else believes it’s not a good time to be here so it’s very quiet here on our magical mountain. Every evening at sunset we sit on the terrace with a glass… Continue reading cold wild-fennel and cucumber soup
What a wonderful and different springtime I have had this year! I am back from the most exciting book tour in the US where I have visited old and new friends and presented my cookbook at 4 different locations. Also, I have taken with me a little bit of Umbria: a hand-woven cloth by… Continue reading Travels, gratitude and a quick dinner (balsamic and sage chicken scaloppine)
If you are my FB friend you probabaly already know this, there has been quite an online celebration in the last few days! After 13 years as pans and pots manager of my somewhat public kitchen, I am delighted to announce the publication of my cookbook entitled “A kitchen with a view. Seasonal recipes from… Continue reading cookbook!
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 probabaly even more surprising that myself and my family can make a living with our B&B and cooking classes. Mysteries of the internet, most likely.… Continue reading how I got to be on TV
Auguri! Happy Holidays and peace to all my friends and family. A special thought to all those who are alone, or ill or feeling sad. May the future bring you kindness, hope and relief. Letizia and family from Assisi in Umbria, Italy Buon Natale
My right eye has been twitching quite often recently. It’s a sign of stress. I have been running out of time. In most countries of the world, if they tell you have 9 months for renovating a roof, you think you have time. I am talking of a relatively small roof which insist on a… Continue reading the reckless Easter sprint
This year I have already had my Christmas gift. Within a couple of days of posting the picture of olive harvest, our very small production of olive oil was practically sold out. Please believe me, I did not make a penny out of it. The costs of production on a small scale are so high… Continue reading gifts