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Near Deruta, Launching Your Life in Italy

Date: October 16, 2017 - categories: , , , - 1 Comment

Well, Mike and Celinda, you’ve now made the leap: the decision to live in Italy – and over the next few weeks, you’ll be deciding WHERE to set down those Italian roots.
How good to connect with you again and talk over your options – and and over a rural feast with dear Giuseppa, farm woman friend living near Deruta.

Her buonissimo rural cooking and warm and loving welcome certainly reinforced your decision to live in Italy, vero?

Giuseppa and her homemade tagliatelle


Giuseppa serves Celinda and Mike her homemade pasta with wild boar sauce
(wild boar hunted by husband Paolo – who was out hunting today, too)




……and today, Pino, too, savored that Giuseppa goodness:


After that pasta squisita, time for roasted rabbit and squab (all meats raised by Giuseppa and Paolo, logicamente!):



Celinda, know you loved Giuseppa’s zuppa inglese. To learn to make it? Come back again and cook with her!


Before leaving, a stop in the garden for fennel and salad that we could take home:




And at the garden entrance, the pepper tree from North Africa fascinated us all – and Pino wonders if he can start one from a grafting…..


No visit to Giuseppa and Paolo’s can end without a visit to see their prosciutti, family pride-and-joy:


Mike and Celinda, once you set down your Italian roots, come back to see us in Umbria – and we’ll head to Giuseppa and Paolo’s. She’ll be eager to have you again – and Paolo might be home next time. And not out hunting wild boar.

..and Mike, thanks for your note on our day:

Tagliatelle with wild boar, grilled rabbit, grilled dove, homemade wine, fresh produce, homemade walnut liqueur, zuppa inglese for dessert: all ingredients grown or raised within 300 feet of our dining table! So when Italians talk about “farm-to-table,” they are serious…! Wonderful day with Anne, Pino, and Giuseppa in Deruta….”




Read more about lovable Giuseppa here
Read more about the joys of lunch with Giuseppa
Even on an icy December day, warmth at Giuseppa’s!
Read more on the joys of a farm meal with Giuseppa and Paolo
Read about the fascinating Madonna dei Bagni
Click here to read more about feasting with Giuseppa and Paolo
Read more on why all love Giuseppa
Read about a Giuseppa feast with a musical note
Read about – and see! – the goodness Giuseppa cooks up
Read more on Giuseppa’s passione
Read about two sorts of passione in nearby Deruta
Read about Giuseppa and her husband Paolo and a rural tradition
Read about another memorable Giuseppa visit
Read about rural cuisine and rural warmth near Deruta

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