Rural Tales and Cooking Up Rural Goodness – February 19th, 2022
Let me share with you Umbrian rural tales and folklore spiced with Umbrian rural cuisine (in videos, too!)
We’ll join Peppa to forage for wild chicory.
Come with me to hunt wild asparagus and then cook it up in a savory recipe.
See how Pino makes his ricotta di capra from the milk of our goats – and learn a favorite ricotta recipe.
Find out why rural friends – like Rita and Olga – gather the hundred flowers and plants for the sacred waters at the summer solstice, with the good health of all the family in mind.
I’ll share treasured memories of summertime rural labors in the late 70’s with Pino and our rural neighbors – haying and reaping – all working in a united front, mechanization so very limited.
Singing, chanting and story-telling accompanied our swift strokes with the scythes.
And ah, those the rural banquets of times past that sustained the full-day exhausting labors in the fields….