A Culinary Journey to Umbria, Italy
March 8 - 27, 2012
Scrumpdillyicious will be touring Umbria - The Green Heart of Italy - from March 8, 2012 to March 27, 2012, exploring the rich cultural and culinary pulse of this beautiful region of central Italy. Join me online each day as we journey from London to Rome then up through Umbria, 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, Norcia, Deruta and classic Cortona made famous by Frances Mayes' book Under the Tuscan Sun. 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. Andiamo - let's go!