duck breast in a rosemary, balsamic and citrus-marinade

I am often asked by our agriturismo guests why they rarely find chicken in restaurants here in Umbria. Often, they are under the impression we don’t eat chicken at all. In reality we eat chicken, but mostly at home. In a rural region like ours people is used to properly raised birds and cooked by your grandmother. Ordinary chicken is considered cheap food and therefore … Continue reading duck breast in a rosemary, balsamic and citrus-marinade

quick thyme and lemon roasted beef

“RESTED” THYME AND GARLIC ROAST BEEF. This is definitely not a traditional Italian recipe. However, the resulting flavor is deeply Mediterranean without the effort of the slow cooking and basting endured by our mothers. The concept of the roast is that you must cook the meat briefly on high heat.  Then cover and let it rest in a draft free area of your kitchen. This … Continue reading quick thyme and lemon roasted beef