All Seasons · Main Dish · Recipes

Lemon Baked Fish With Garlic and Parsley Breadcrumbs

White fish fillets  breaded with herb, parsley and Parmesan breadcrumbs, then baked on a bed of lemon slices. 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…… Continue reading Lemon Baked Fish With Garlic and Parsley Breadcrumbs

All Seasons · Main Dish · Meat Dishes · Recipes

Stuffed Roast Turkey Porchetta Style

Boneless Turkey leg, rolled with guanciale or pancetta, herbs, juniper berries and garlic, and roasted with onions and balsamic. Perfect for a holiday meal! 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…… Continue reading Stuffed Roast Turkey Porchetta Style

Desserts · Fall · Recipes · Summer · Umbria Images

figs and wine tiramisù

Hello my friends how are you? Have you had a lovely summer? While the North of Europe has suffered crazy high temperatures this year, we have had one of the mildest summers in ages. I can’t really say it’s been cool, but it’s been nice enough for us to venture out for wonderful day trips.…… Continue reading figs and wine tiramisù

All Seasons · Fresh Pasta · Life in Umbria · Pasta · Recipes · Spring

mezzelune pasta filled with “porchetta” pork roast in fennel juniper butter

  Do you also have the feeling that spring is never coming? I start to be spring-obsessed around the first 10 days of March. By then, I am so ready with winter that I can’t take another grey day. Somewhat I forget that we will have to endure at least one more month of bad…… Continue reading mezzelune pasta filled with “porchetta” pork roast in fennel juniper butter

Fall · Fresh Pasta · Life in Umbria · Main Dish · Pasta · Recipes · Sauces

green stringozzi noodles with creamy roasted squash and ricotta sauce

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