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Cooking Up Umbria: the “Favorite Day of an Italian Vacation”

Date: November 18, 2017 - categories: , , - 1 Comment

It’s always a joy to cook up Umbria with guests and delighted, Heidi, that you and your family and friends, cooked with me in our farmhouse kitchen.

It made me smile to know that our day together was the favorite one of your vacation as you wrote in your note to me: “My favorite day on our Italian vacation! Thank you, Anne, for such a lovely experience. Can’t wait now to impress everyone at home with our new cooking skills!”

Jacklyn, so very glad that you brought all your ebullient group our way to cook and I’m glad to know that for all of you “it was an adventure we will always remember.”

Our adventure started with a stop at the caseificio to purchase mascarpone and ricotta for our tiramisu. (and how not to do a bit of cheese-tasting while there?)

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at-caseificio

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Next stop? On to the butcher….

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Finalmente, back to our farmhouse to cook up the goodness. The appreciated comments you all wrote summed up our cooking good times….and the photos following give life to those words:

“Thanks, Anne, for the wonderful food, education and sharing your house, your farm and of course, your stories. All great fun and a great way to spend an afternoon in Italy.” Chris J

“Thank you for a magical day of farm fresh experiences!” Amber

“What a wonderful afternoon. Your spirit, passion and enthusiasm are infectious. Thank you so much for opening your home to us and sharing your story.” Dash

Loved this gorgeous place, your incredible energy – and the many wonderful animals wandering around………and oh, the food was a dream!” Tyler

“What a charming and special afternoon! To feel the breeze roll off the fields while slicing peaches for the tiramisu – so refreshing and enjoyable. No better way to enjoy my friends and family than while preparing a rustic, delicious meal. We so enjoyed talking life at your table and being surrounded by friendship and unbelievable flavors…..” Lauren

“Thank you so much for your hospitality, vitality and enthusiasm.” Irion

“What a wonderful time in such a beautiful space. Thank you for being such a gracious and fun hostess.” Vassi

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pepperoni
my-tomatoes

rigatoni

tagliatelle

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all-ready

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tiramisu

lunchtime

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Hope you are all now cooking up Umbria at home for your friends. Buon appetito!

Read about cooking together as a highlight of my May Umbria trip
Read about another cooking day in our farmhouse
Click here for more on cooking in our Assisi farmhouse
Read about another cooking adventure in our farmhouse

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