In a town in which only about 1,000 people currently live in the historic center, almost 2,000 routinely participate in some way in the annual Calendimaggio festival, which brings the town together in both solidarity and rivalry like no other event.
For our March Italy Blogging Roundtable, we threw a party! We were joined by fellow blogger roundtable COSI and talked about “authenticity”.
At this month’s Italy Blogging Roundtable, we all get a little lost…lost in translation, that is…along with our new roundtable member: Michelle Fabio from Bleeding Espresso!
A head-to-head or, ahem, testa-a-testa comparison of three different recipes for one of Umbria’s most ubiquitous flat breads: torta al testo. A special guest post by Jennifer McIlvaine of Life…Italian Style!
We tried. We did. We tried to quit, but we just couldn’t do it. We missed our monthly Italy Blogging Roundtable date too much, so I’m back with Kate Bailward, Jessica Spiegel, Melanie Renzulli, Alexandra Korey, Gloria and to tackle this month’s theme: cha-cha-cha-changes.
One of the foundations of Italian food, at least from central Italy and continuing south, is olive oil.
There is no greater joy than receiving a book in the mail. Unless, of course, it turns out to be such a gem of a read that you find yourself thinking two things: 1. I wish I had written this book; and 2. I can’t wait to share this book.
A visit to this mind-bending “theatrical complex, with its adjoining sacred and profane “cities” which form a vast architectural allegory for the physical and existential journey through life, is a trip down a rabbit hole…
A visit to the Sant’Eutizio abbey in Umbria’s Nera RIver Valley and a reflection on faith and patience.
You can’t go home again, but somehow home finds away to tag along with you as you go on with your life. I’m in Umbria now, but my hometown still influences my tastes in art (and all else…)