Archive for April, 2011

Pizza di Formaggio

April 20th, 2011
Pizza di Formaggio

Easter is, naturally, a big holiday in Italy and one of the traditional foods served in Umbria, Marche, and Tuscany during the season is Pizza di Formaggio or Crescia al Formaggio. Despite the image this name evokes in America, this pizza is actually a yeast-leavened bread, heavily flavored with grated Parmigiano and Pecorino cheeses and makes a great meal paired with some good salami or ham and a glass of white wine! Pizza di Formaggio If budget or availability prevent you from using imported Parmigiano

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On Patrons and Babies

April 18th, 2011
Edmund

If you’ve been following my posts for a while, you’ve noticed that in the winter time, while in the States, I’ve been giving presentations on La Romita and the art of the Umbrian hill towns. The beauty of the paintings available to us in Umbria is sometimes breathtaking.  Just walking into the various chambers of a church like the Saint Francis Basilica in Assisi or Orvieto’s Cathedral can be transformative.  The fresco painting is on a massive scale.  The walls and ceilings are literally covered

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