Spezzatino di Manzo ai Porri (Beef Stew with Leeks)

We’ve been having crazy warm days…the photo is from the 6th of January and it was so warm we ate lunch on our veranda!

Our lunch: vegetable filled crepes with spinach and orange salad on the veranda

Weird warm.

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A Day in the Sibillinis: Marche Prosciutto, Salami, Cheese and Truffles

Not far from here is a little town in the Sibillini mountains called Montemonaco, a place we like to visit several times a year. The Sibillinis (a protected national park) are part of the Apennine range, the mountains that split Italy into East and West, the “spine” of the country.

Prosciutto, Salamis, Cheeses, Truffles, [...]

Porrà…a local butcher and beef farmer.

Here in the province of Ascoli Piceno we are so lucky to be able to purchase meat directly from the farmers.

The supermarkets are of course full of meat from goodness knows where, animals raised in different countries, with all sorts of hormones, fed all sorts of strange things, then trucked many kilometers to be [...]