In Italy paying to sit on the beach is standard fare, for example in Tuscany expect to pay 50 Euros for the pleasure of a sun lounger. In Abruzzo however, the coast is full of free beaches if you know where to look. Some of the best are local secrets but San Vito with its lively marina and exceptional collection of Trabbochi is a secret no one can keep.
The cherries ripen, full and red. The horse impatient and friendly waiting for his meal. The perennial sprouts of artichoke. Flashes of colour and flavour.
Like many traditional Italian delicacies this recipe probably first appeared as an inventive way to use up all your leftover odds and ends. Italy of the past was an agricultural society and it was not wise to waste anything you had in the pantry.
The last part of our first trekking series. The Majella is part of the Appenine mountain range in Abruzzo, Italy. Its stands as the second highest mountain in Italy and is perfect for hiking, skiing and mountainous fun of all varieties.
My favourite thing to do with tomatoes, apart from eating them off the vine after giving them a quick shine on my shirt (yup just like your grandpa) is to make this amazingly-simple-yet-extremely-tasty-goes-with-anything-but-is-perfect-for-putting-on-top-of-bread tomato salad. It’s great because it takes minimal time and ingredients – you can be a grand or as simple as you like.
Super easy and super delicious. This salad is a classic Italian summer dish. For the full recipe see Super Easy Tomato Salad
Part 3 of the series. The Majella is part of the Appenine mountain range in Abruzzo, Italy. Its stands as the second highest mountain in Italy and is perfect for hiking, skiing and mountainous fun of all varieties.