The food that “made us”. Chapter 1 : olive oil

“The people of the Mediterranean began to emerge from barbarism when they learnt to cultivate the olive and the vine.” This sentence by the Greek historian Thucydides is definitely one of my favourite quotations ever […]

The Lake&the Wine: Corbara

The Lake of Corbara is an artificial basin located between the territories of Orvieto and Todi, along the road that connects these two Umbrian cities. The lake – infact – was originated in the 50s’ […]

Tribute to His Majesty the Pork

I am really sorry for all my “veg” friends and readers but Umbria and Pork are definitely an inseparable binomial. The tradition of pork production in Umbria is very ancient.The word “Norcino”, an expert in […]


Launched at “Salone del Gusto 2010” held last October in Turin, finally the new and “revolutionary” guidebook “Slow Wine 2011” by Slow Food is now available in Italy. Every region is organizing an event to […]