A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

Thanksgiving…Italian Style

  Not having had time on Thursday to do anything for Thanksgiving, Maurizio surprised me at lunch today with a slightly simplified, Italian version: Maurizio’s homemade lasagne fruit salad of fall fruits (persimmons, pomegranate seeds and juice, walnuts, apples, dried figs and grapes…with our very own must reduction semi-zabaione with coffee Sagrantino Passito


Typical Christmas Day Umbrian Luncheon

Umbria takes its traditional Christmas Day luncheon very seriously.  In these 40+ years I have lived here, the menu of that meal has never changed – not even in its smallest detail!  Whether I do the cooking for the extended family or whether we are invited by family …the menu has to be the same!  Sacred traditions are…sacred indeed. Preparations …