This quintessential Italian braised pork loin (maiale al latte) will become one of your go-to recipes for a dinner party. Cooked in a mixture of wine, herbs and milk is light and creamy at the same time, a perfect combination!
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
One of the funniest statements I have heard from a guest in over 15 years of teaching about food and cooking is the following: “I have realized I need to have a relation with a butcher”. And indeed, if you eat high quality meat, you will probably agree that counting on a competent butcher it’s…… Continue reading Umbrian style light pot roast
My quest to unlock the secrets of Umbria’s rural culture, traditions and foods often gives me the opportunity of new and interesting explorations. Nothing makes me happier than sharing all this with those who seek a deeper understanding of the locals and their customs. This week I have had the pleasure to host food-photographer…… Continue reading How to make Umbrian pork sausages and other pig stories
Hi dear friends, how are you? I hope spring is treating you well wherever you happen to be. Spring is in full swing here in Umbria and more gorgeous than ever. As for myself, these are the first quiet days after half a year of excitement and travels. I can hardly believe we were in…… Continue reading Umbrian-style braised sausage with fresh fennel (and my travels)
Dear friends how are you? Are you also looking back at this year that once again is almost gone, and thinking: wow, it’s good to be here. I do, despite everything. The economy, the crazy weather, the earthquakes (we had two major ones in the last 3 months), the politics, the floods and no olive…… Continue reading a roast chicken with Umbrian herb salt for the holidays
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 Balsamic and sage chicken scaloppine