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Live Assisi: Stay with Us, Cook with Us

Date: September 8, 2016 - categories: , , - Leave your thoughts

…or at least, cook with me! Amy and Fred, Lat and Kathy, sorry Pino missed cooking up Umbrian goodness with us – but he certainly enjoyed our rabbit cacciatore for at dinner that night!

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Rabbit cacciatore

chicke-ready

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Before we cooked our rabbit, we bought it from the local butcher

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Francesco prepares our rabbit

Come back again to stay in our countryside apartment, Casa Nuova.
La porta e’ sempre aperta!

And in the meantime, enjoy these mementos of our “cooking adventure”:

Before cooking together, to the cheese shop to buy our cheeses……

tasting-cheese

all-together

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…and then on to the butcher

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…and then, back to our farmhouse to cook (Fred on the Sicilian peperonata)

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Kathy and Amy on the peppers

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Kathy adds the wine vinegar to the peppers

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Diced fresh tomatoes next..

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On the stove, fresh tomato sauce and peppers simmer

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Lat squeezes out the seeds of the tomatoes (under water) for our fresh tomato sauce

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Fred purèes our tomato sauce as Lat works on the peach tiramisu

Salting up zucchini and eggplant from our garden before frying to top off our tomato sauce……

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vegetables

For dessert, peach tiramisu topped with crushed amaretti……

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tasting-vegetables

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to-do-eat-galline

…and our chickens enjoyed all the vegetale and fruit parings….

You all cooked up a feast……

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gusting-lunch

I so enjoyed our time together and glad you did, too. Mille grazie for your notes to me:

What a fun afternoon, shopping the local markets and cooking a fantastic Sicilian/Umbrian feast. Assisi is a beautiful town with so much to see! Thank you for your hospitality.” Lat and Kathy

“Karen and Nick were certainly correct when they sent us to you! The shopping and the cooking class were such fund and the finished product will be remembered for years to come. Can’t wait to try the recipes!
Your beautifully restored farmhouse was exactly like an Italian magazine – and your accommodations fit us to a tee…and hoping to return in the future.” Amy and Fred

Read about the adventure of our other apartment guests
Read about a family group’s “favorite day in Italy”

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