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Sample recipes from Umbria: Regional Recipes from the Heartland of Italy

Master Bread

In Umbria today, bread is made both with and without salt. This is a recipe for salted bread dough. A small bowl filled with water set on...

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Guglielma Corsi’s Roasted Peppers with Anchovies, Mint, and Lemon

A few peppers remained from my summer crop and the mint was asserting itself through the bricks on the path some time after I noticed thi...

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Clarisse Schiller’s Pasta with Asparagus Sauce

My friend Clarisse Schiller, who lives in the tiny medieval village of Lizori above Campello sul Clitunno, makes this pasta when the wild...

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Squab in the Umbrian Style

Piccioni, farm-raised young pigeons, or squabs, between three and four weeks old, are tender and tasty. Cooking them this way is typical ...

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Donatella’s Angry Chicken

Donatella Platoni invited me to her country house near Perugia to eat this peppery chicken stew. When I arrived, she was talking to the b...

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Viola Buitoni’s Stewed Salt Cod with Tomato, Raisins, and Pine Nuts

This recipe is from Viola Buitoni, the daughter of cattleman Paolo Buitoni. It is a typical dish of the Lake Trasimeno region of her chil...

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Farro and Artichokes alla Viola

Viola Buitoni gave me this recipe, which puts together two foods of which I am very fond, farro and artichokes. By birth and upbringing, ...

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Almond Biscotti

These biscotti carry a subtle anise flavor from the addition of Italian anise-flavored liqueur. Hard cookies such as these are traditiona...

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