Friday, May 13, 2016

A Culinary Journey to Umbria, Tuscany & Le Marche






A Culinary Journey to Umbria, Tuscany & Le Marche
May 13 - June 12, 2016 




Scrumpdillyicious will be touring Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marche, exploring the rich cultural and culinary pulse of these beautiful areas of Italy. Join me online each day as we journey from Rome up to Umbria and Tuscany and the historic hilltowns in between, capturing all of the robust flavours and breathtaking natural beauty of this rich landscape of gentle green valleys, soaring mountains, glittering lakes and silver olive groves.

Our Culinary Journey will take us from our lovely Italian farmhouse in the Umbrian countryside to Perugia, Assisi, Montepulciano, Pienza, Sienna and Spoleto. An ancient land which has been at the crossroads of many people and cultures for millennia, Umbria is still as unspoiled and peaceful as the days Renaissance painters immortalized it. Offering one of Italy's most authentic cuisines, the region is famous for its black truffles, Valnerina lentils, robust pastas, superb pecorino cheese, fragrant wines and acclaimed Perugian chocolates.

Then it's over the mountains to Le Marche, one of Italy's little-known treasures. With white-pebble cliff-backed bays along the Adriatic to dramatic sloped hill towns, Le Marche is blessed with a bountiful cuisine from the mountains, farmland and sea, with culinary highlights such as Brodetto all'Anconetana, Vincisgrassi, and Ascoli Piceno's famous stuffed olives, Marchigiana delicacies abound. So pour a glass of wine and join me as we tour ancient hilltop towns, relax in peaceful piazzas, and savour la bella Italia. Andiamo — let's go!