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Near Assisi, Umbrian Cooking on a Musical Note

Date: May 22, 2017 - categories: , , , , , , , , - 2 Comments

No better way to launch my third annual “Annesitaly Inside Umbria Celebration” tour than with a buonissimo meal with an Umbrian family.

Rural friends, Olga and Americo, welcomed us all into their home not far from Assisi.


And Americo added a musical touch to the meal, playing the May songs typical of Umbria which would highlight the astounding 4-day Calendimaggio medieval festival, a highlight of this 10-day early May tour.



Before pulling out his accordion, Americo took all down to his workshop to show us his wood carvings, work in inlay and paintings on both canvas and ceramics.



…and then time to help wife Olga serve up the tasty pasta:


..and after the pasta, Olga’s savory wild boar stew (Americo and friends had hunted the boar):



After a starter of a variety of antipasti, the pasta and the wild boar, the meal is not yet over: still to come, stuffed roast of veal and grilled vegetables:



…and then Olga’s dessert! Mille grazie, Americo and Olga, for opening home and hearts to us.



Read about Calendimaggio splendor
Click to read about another memorable day of this May, 2017 Celebration
Read about the “cooking day” of this 2017 “Annesitaly Inside Umbria” early May tour
Read about – and see! – Americo “singing in May”
Read about – and see!- our astounding Calendimaggio festival
Click here to read more about Annesitaly Inside Umbria Celebration
Read more about Olga and Americo
Read about the wild boar hunters
Read about the Deruta day of the May 2017 Annesitaly Inside Umbria celebration tour
Read about our 2017 May tour full into Gubbio passione
Read about the May 2017 tour group’s Perugia discoveries
Read about the groups INSIDE experience in Bevagna
Click here to read about – and see!- the group’s INSIDE rural life experience
Read about a family group’s “favorite day in Italy”


  • Jenny Hannan says:

    Yum! Only cooked bore once – 2 days in marination, and the result was worth the work. Gosh, would have loved to be at this dinner. The rest of the world just doesn’t know the gorgeosity of wild boar (I got mine from San Gimignano)

  • Cara says:

    Amazing, what an experience!

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