Archive for July, 2011

Gelo Di Anguria

July 22nd, 2011

So far we have made a point of presenting recipes that are mainstays of Umbrian cuisine. In the heat and height of summer, however, we felt that it was practically imperative that we include a recipe from considerably further south. Gelo di Anguria,  known originally as Gelo di Melone, is a watermelon custard with origins in Sicily. Melone (or rather, it’s dialectic equivalent muluni) is the Sicilian word for watermelon, while anguria is  used on the mainland. During the summer months, this velvety red custard


Air Conditioning? In Italy??

July 20th, 2011

The weather in Italy is sunny and warm all summer. That’s hardly a surprise. What’s been surprising is how cool it’s been this July – but really, nobody’s complaining. The Carol and Ed Maddox show left on the 7th with smiles on their faces and incredibly heavy luggage. When Ed and Carol are here, they are treated not only to Carol’s thoughtful and spot-on critiques and her treasure trove of techniques, but also Ed’s expertise on wines and foods…sometimes quite obscure…usually with an interesting story


Glimpses of Umbria

July 18th, 2011

A note from Holly Quan (2011 Participant) For the past two weeks, we’ve been living in a paint box. Think about it. Everywhere you look, there is color, juicy color. Gelato in jewel tones, pottery, brilliant flowers, everywhere your eye settles there is color. Whether your native palette is the black and white of a prairie winter, the monochrome of the high desert, or the concrete and glass of a big city, I think it’s safe to say that most of us are unaccustomed to