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Ciao Italia in Umbria

Ciao Italia in Umbria

Recipes and Reflections from the Heart of Italy

Mary Ann Esposito

St. Martin's Press




Just east of Tuscany, Umbria is lush with rolling hills and rustic small towns - and delicious, healthful, traditional Italian cooking. In her most intimate and personal cookbook to date, popular cooking-show host Mary Ann Esposito, beloved for her long-running series "Ciao Italia," takes us through this delightful, unspoiled region - cooking, eating, and making friends along the way.

With 60 authentic recipes along with anecdotes, profiles, and cooking tips, this companion to "Ciao Italia" is a "traveling cookbook" that transports us to the unforgettable foods of Umbria and the people who prepare them. You'll visit bustling food markets, glorious street festivals, aroma-filled home kitchens, family-run vineyards, top-secret truffle fields, and a heavenly chocolate museum. You'll also find information on mail-order sources, web sites, and Umbrian restaurants.

Everyone who loves Italy will savor the bounty of Umbrian specialties on these pages, including hearty gnocchi, sizzling vegetables and pork sausages alla griglia (on the grill), delectable black truffles, simple ragus, healthful lentils and farro, hearty country breads, and Perugian chocolate desserts.

So pull up a chair, pour a glass of Sangiovese, and come along to Umbria - and bring your appetite!


Ciao Italia in Umbria

Black Truffles for Toscanella, That Noble Dog!
Frittata ai Tartufi Neri (Black Truffle Omelette)
Penne Tartufate (Penne with Truffles and Cream)
Spaghetti ai Tartufi Neri...


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About the author

Mary Ann Esposito

Mary Ann Esposito is the host of the public television series "Ciao Italia," now in its twelfth season. She is the author of seven previous cookbooks, including Ciao Italia-Bringing Italy Home. She lives in Durham, New Hampshire.

Mary Ann Esposito

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St. Martin's Press

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