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Author: raffaella bucefalo

Figs with red wine, vanilla, honey and cinnamon   September is the month for excellence of figs: sweet fruits with delicate taste. They originate in Orient and then through the Persians came to Greece to spread throughout the Mediterranean basin. The figs in red wine sauce, are a delicious...

August-September Gualdese An authentic medieval village in Umbria I was born in Gualdo Cattaneo, a wonderful medieval village in Umbria. In the ancient village of Gualdo Cattaneo each year takes place a Festival called “August-September Gualdese” . This year the festival was held from 22th August until 3rd September...

This fantastic sweet Umbrian was traditionally given by the girls “of marriageable age” to their lovers on Easter Sunday. It’s also a sweet symbolic: the mignon sweets yellow, green and blue represent, respectively, the ripe wheat, pastures of the mountains and the waters of Lake...

Torta di Ricotta A cake with ricotta soft, extremely soft and with really simple ingredients. Recipes of the Torta di Ricotta  Ingredients: – 500 grams of ricotta – 100g chocolate drops – 100 grams of sugar – 4 eggs – 4 tablespoons of flour – zest of 1 lemon – 1 tablespoon raisins – 1 pinch...

STRUFOLI ALLA PERUGINA The “strufoli” are a typical dessert of the Carnival of Umbria. They are often confused with Neapolitans  struffoli, but they are completely different desserts: the strufoli from Umbria are typical of Carnival and those from Naples of the typical of the Christmas period.     STRUFOLI...

National Exhibition of Black Truffle of Norcia and Typical Products Norcia, 21-22-23 February and 28 February-1 March 2, 2014   The most important art – agro-food exhibition sector in Umbria, invites everyone to immerse themselves in its striking landscape of exploration and delicious taste. “Nero di Norcia”, the...

Umbrian Carnival dessert The most typical dessert of the Carnival in Italy is the Frappe! I know that in many parts of Italy The frappe are called Chiacchiere, and certainly there are many others  names, but the original recipe is one: the following. For people who prefer a...

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