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Italy is art, history, stunning landscape, warm and welcoming people – and food. An integral part of lifestyles here, as varied as the terrain and the hill towns, the culinary goodness of Italy varies region-to-region – and even town-to-town.
Italy hooked me as a student in Rome, junior-year-abroad. Years later, the move to Umbria to work the land with Pino bound me forever to this land, these people, their lifestyles, traditions and lore. Our farm neighbors taught us about the land – and about life.
My Umbrian farm woman friends – Peppa, Mandina, Chiarina, Olga, Gentile – and my beloved Sicilian mother-in-law, Vincenza, have patiently answered all my culinary curiosities over the years. Mandina showed us how to put up over 200 lbs of tomatoes (and not only!) every summer.
I learned many of the recipes which follow cooking with our rural friends.