Last Sunday we cooked a recipe from Ornella's cooking classes: A "Rabbit to Be Well Remembered"
Admittedly, this is not for vegetarians or lovers of the soft, fluffy little animals with long ears ... And for the preparation you need a bit of patience and "surgical" skills. But the result is really worth it! Read the recipe here
One of the specialties of Umbria are legumes: lentils, chickpeas and a variety of beans. They are used for an almost endless number of healthy and protein-rich dishes, which are part of the basic diet in Umbria. At La Rogaia we have our own, especially delicious version of a chickpea and chard soup.
Autumnis the peak seasonfor theprecioustrufflestubers. Umbriais the largesttruffleproducerin ItalyandmanyallegedlyPiedmontesetruffleshave been growingunder Umbriantrees. It is an unforgettable experience to accompanyatruffle hunterandhis dogin the search forthe covetedtubers.
When autumn is coloring the woods of Umbria and when you can hear the echo of the hunters calling from hill to hill itishighseasonforthetypicalautumndishes.AndMammaOrnellais in top form in her kitchen atLaRogaia! Here are a fewsamples fromher cuisine...
Every town and village in Italy has its own festival, which often goes back to centuries-old traditions. While at the famous "Palio di Siena" horse and rider are racing around the Campo, in Passignano sul Trasimeno young men are rowing in old-style wooden boats at the "Palio delle Barche". And in our village of Castel Rigone, the "barbarians" go wild ...
On our tour to the „Hidden treasures of Perugia“ today we will take you to the outstanding museum for stained-glass works. It is not only a museum but a manufactury for painted glass run by the family Moretti-Caselli for more than five generations. The youngest glass painter in the family, the charming Maddalena Forenza, and our daughter Aurora will show you around.
Forsome deliciousspringdishesour cookOrnelladoes not go tothe supermarket togetthe ingredients. No, shegrabs awicker basketand goes to thegreenmeadows aroundLaRogaia. There shegatherswithenthusiasm"erba". I beg your pardon?That isthe Italian word forgrass! Shall we eat grass? "Macerto!" Ornellareplieswith a laugh.Anda few hourslater, whenwe sitat the table andeat, weunderstand whyit paysto "eat grass in Umbria".
Late deal offer for the cooking class April 13 to 20, 2019: EUR 200 off regular price