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  • Olives in Umbria

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    Extra-virgin Olive Oil

    Every Umbrian has had at least one discussion about olive oil when October comes. It’s a very serious, unavoidable matter because decisions made about olive oil will affect what you eat for the entire year. Umbrians fall into three distinct categories: those who have olive trees and make their own olive oil, those who have friends […]

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  • hite truffles Umbria

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    Truffles

    For me, talking about truffles is entirely natural: like any Umbrian, I can easily distinguish between black truffle, “scorzone” or black summer truffle, white truffle and bianchetto truffle, experimenting with recipes that enhance their flavour in eggs and handmade tagliatelle. I keep truffles in the refrigerator – for, only a few days, please or they’re ruined […]

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