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Near Deruta, Wild Boar on a Musical Note

Date: July 25, 2016 - categories: , , - 1 Comment

Feasting with Giuseppa is always unforgettable – and not just for the Umbrian goodness she cooks up, but for her ebullient joy as she welcomes guests into her Deruta farmhouse.


Starting off a Giuseppa rural banquet might be slices of the family’s prosciutto and salami, topping cheese bread baked in her outdoor bread oven. Next? Perhaps homemade pasta with meat sauce (meats raised by Giuseppa and her husband, Paolo), followed by a stew of wild boar (hunted by Paolo) and roasted meats. Then fresh vegetables from their garden, seasoned with their olive oil, their vinegar. And for dessert at a recent rural banquet, Giuseppa’s granddaughter had decorated a crostata (“fruit tart”) – of Giuseppa’s homemade jam – with a heart. Her guests (musicians) gave back with heart, surprising Giuseppa with fluted trills as she served dessert. Not surprisingly, the tears came.


A taste of their prosciutto might start off the meal….

Homemade pasta for the first course

Homemade pasta for the first course

Wild boar stew might follow

Wild boar stew might follow


Lots of HEART in Giuseppa's crostata

Lots of HEART in Giuseppa’s crostata


The surprise flute concert for Giuseppa at dessert-time brought tears..

Enjoy other memorable moments of our rural “musical” banquet here:


A memorable rural banquet – for all!





Giuseppa in lacrime!

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1 Comment

  • Martha K says:

    Guiseppa’s meal and farm were a marvelous experience and so delicious. She, and little Jack Russell terrier Lily, welcomed us into a fabulous world of food, tradition, rural life and la familiglia. Thank you Guiseppe and Anne for showing us the delicious details of Umbrian life. Gratefully yours, Marta.

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