Author: raffaella bucefalo

Spelt of Monteleone (Spoleto) DOP The Spelt of Monteleone (Spoleto) joined the official list of typical Italian products with the certification DOP (protected designation of origin) that was released July 16, 2010. Being a product DOP certification requires that the entire production process must be carried out...

Zucchini Involtini with fresh Ricotta   Ingredients : 2 zucchini fresh ricotta 200 g. Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan salt and pepper. walnuts 50 gr Tomatoes sauce Garlic chili pepper 1 egg Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Preparation: To make involtini, cut zucchini lengthways into 3mm slices . Reserve any trimmings for another use. To make...

Prosciutto di Norcia IGP The best foods in Umbria The IGP (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) or the "protected geografical information," is the slightly less strict of the two denominations which awards the IGP seal to products from specific regions of Europe. The IGP acronym guarantees a product originating...

Torta Caprese The Torta Caprese, as suggests the name, is a delight of chocolate and almonds typical of the island of Capri, near Naples. The Torta Caprese is a low cake of dark chocolate and almonds, crunchy outside and soft inside. The origin seems casual: the chef forgot...

Fried ARTICHOKES   A delicious and irresistible appetizer according to the Umbrian and Tuscan recipe.   Recipe of Fried artichoke  Ingredients: – 4 Artichokes – Flour – 2 eggs – Salt – Oil for frying   Preparation: First clean the artichokes. Cut the stem leaving 3-5 cm attached to the artichoke, remove the outer leaves and dark green,...

Maritozzi with mosto (Marriages with grapes must)   Maritozzi are soft, sweet, yeast buns with raisins. Traditionally for newly wed husbands to offer these small cakes to their wives, thus the name “maritozzo” or “ marriages”. They are typical of Lazio but the Maritozzi with grape mus...

Potatoes with wild fennel   Ingredients: – 4 large potatoes (1.5 kg total) – grated Parmesan cheese – wild fennel – 1 sprig rosemary – 3-4 sprigs thyme – 3-4 sprigs fresh oregano – 1 clove of garlic – Sale q.b. – Ground pepper q.b. – Extra virgin olive oil 50 ml   Preparation: Start by washing the potatoes well...

Autumn: in the garden is the time of pomegranate!   Now is its moment of glory, when hanging from its branches rose-red fruits that look like large apples from the romantic winter colors in the middle of a beautifully golden foliage. It ‘a historical presence, a good...