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Letizia Mattiacci
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I cook, I am happy
I cook, I am happy

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Served with a slice of crunchy bread, the roasted eggplants alla marinara are perfect for a light, meatless meal. You can also serve them as an appetizer, or cut them into square pieces and serve for an aperitivo on the terrace.
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  Do you also have the feeling that spring is never coming? I start to be spring-obsessed around the first 10 days of March. By then, I am so ready with winter that I can’t take another grey day. Somewhat I forget that we will have to endure at least one…
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One of the funniest statements I have heard from a guest in over 15 years of teaching about food and cooking is the following: “I have realized I need to have a relation with a butcher”. And indeed, if you eat high quality meat, you will probably agree…
Umbrian style light pot roast
Umbrian style light pot roast
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Do you remember passionately wanting a Christmas gift as a child? Do you miss the time when receiving a gift was truly special and surprising? One of my first gift-related memories is about wishing a blue teddy bear for Christmas. It must have been 1971…
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This month has been mellow and nostalgic like only an October in Umbria can be. While still reeling after a summer of record-high temperatures, we have enjoyed a string of magnificent sunny days and Technicolor sunsets. It’s been like a balm for body and…
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Sometime I wish to have a year that is entirely made of September. This is especially true after the record high temperature of this past summer. However this month always has all my favorite things. Our home is lively with guests who come to visit us…
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My quest to unlock the secrets of Umbria’s rural culture, traditions and foods often gives me  the opportunity of new and interesting explorations. Nothing makes me happier than sharing all this with those who seek a deeper understanding of the locals and…
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  If you are under the opinion it might be difficult to make profiteroles, then just think you will be making very soft cookies. Cookies are not intimidating aren’t they? Even the most inexperienced baker can make cookies. So. You can make profiteroles.…
limoncello profiteroles
limoncello profiteroles
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To all my friends who know about my obsession with chemistry and lemons.
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I clearly remember the first time I have seen someone cooking pumpkin, it was in 1979. I was with my family visiting friends during a summer holiday on the magnificent Lipari island, off the coast of Sicily. A teenager girl, only a little older than…
creamy pumpkin lasagna
creamy pumpkin lasagna
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