Learning to Cook in Umbria

fresh artichokes and oranges flavorful sun-ripened tomatoes Before I married Maurizio and came to live in Umbria, I had never cooked!  My family in California was, to say the least, of limited culinary flair.  
Maurizio’s traditional family here in Umbria, as was common 45 years ago, had help in the house…including a professional cook!  My mother-in-law (perhaps with a just a …