One of the foundations of Italian food, at least from central Italy and continuing south, is olive oil.
Archive for the ‘Food and Wine in Umbria’ Category
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.
Say you want your children to bathe. Or do their homework. Or pick up their room. Or eat their broccoli. Well, I have the biggest carrot of them all to urge them along….
Nothing brings out the kid in you like a visit to a chocolate factory. And given that I’m a big believer in the restorative properties of an occasional date with my inner child, the Perugina chocolate factory and museum outside of Perugia is one of my favorite places to visit.
If you want to combine some easy to intermediate walks and hikes with winery visits and tastings in Umbria, Assisi is a good place to start.
Putting wine in a context wider than a goblet.
Sometimes the best pairings with wine are wheels…
Any conversation about Umbria and her wines must necessarily begin at the very heart of this region, both geographically and historically, which is to say at Sagrantino.
If you want to taste some of Umbria’s best wine, head to the Enoteca Regionale in Orvieto, which offers tastings of over 100 labels from across the region.
If there is one thing that links the past with the future in Umbria, it’s the culture and tradition of olive oil. Here’s a visit to the heart of olive country: Trevi.