Happy Holidays my friends! I hope you are preparing for days filled with delicious food, family, friends. Above all I wish you a few moments of rest and relaxation in whichever way you like. Christmas is Umbria is quiet and beautiful as usual. We stay away from the shopping craze. We try, as much as possible, to…… Continue reading Lemon Baked Fish With Garlic and Parsley Breadcrumbs
Hello dear friends, how are you? at Alla Madonna del Piatto we are finally at the end of the season and enjoying the first few days of rest and free time after a very busy fall. It was so busy we did not have time to pick our little bit of olives. Nevertheless we have…… Continue reading Stuffed Roast Turkey Porchetta Style
Served with a slice of crunchy bread, these eggplants alla marinara are perfect for a light, meatless meal. You can also serve them as an appetizer, or cut them into squares and serve for an aperitivo on the terrace to enjoy the long, golden evenings.
This month has been mellow and nostalgic as it’s often in October in Umbria. While still reeling after a summer of record-high temperatures, we have enjoyed a string of magnificent sunny days and Technicolor sunsets. It’s been like a balm for body and soul. We miss our own olive harvest. The extreme temperatures and drought…… Continue reading green stringozzi noodles with creamy roasted squash and ricotta sauce
I remember being on a plane a long time ago, probably on my way to a conference or other project abroad. The gentlemen on my left side was flying somewhere to embark on a trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway, the legendary train line which is connecting Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916. He was alone, a…… Continue reading lazy basil eggplant sformato