Drums, Flags & Sausage: Festa in Montone – AROMA CUCINA

Drums, Flags & Sausage: Festa in Montone – AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/13BVvLMFerragosto! No rest for the weary here in Montone. In this little medieval village we work like dogs so all can come and party hearty!  Let the games begin, and may the best team win the palio. In bocca al lupo!...more

Water, Water Everywhere, and all of it to Drink: Bring Back the Town Wells - AROMA CUCINA

Water, Water Everywhere, and all of it to Drink: Bring Back the Town Wells -  AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/14AdKqXMedieval sustainability? It’s the deal of the century where you responsibly meet your fellow villagers at the well. What’s wrong with that?  If you’re Italian, you’ll have reason to complain… ...more

Love in the Spring: Asparagus 4-ways – AROMA CUCINA

Love in the Spring: Asparagus 4-ways – AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/13XdY82‘Tis the season, so get it while the getting’s good!  Here’s 4 ways to use up that big bunch of asparagus that you overbought.  And if you happen to be lucky enough to find the wild variety… ...more

Cocktails & Comrades (Part1) and Bells & Balls (Part 2):

Cocktails & Comrades (Part1): http://bit.ly/12SbiYmRe-entry Italian Style:Step 1:  Aperitivi in the piazza, or cocktails on the roof…tough decision.Step 2:  Communal dining family style.  Who’s got what to pool the dinner options.Step 3:  Plan and plant the orto with a little (a lot!) of help from my friends.  Bells & Balls (Part 2): http://bit.ly/18bvqcg...more

Donazione della Santa Spina: AROMA CUCINA

Donazione della Santa Spina: AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/Qm9KMy The results are in, and a good time was had by all. ...more

Festa in Montone: The Die is Cast - AROMA CUCINA

Festa in Montone: The Die is Cast - AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/N83MV3 Who will win the Palio? Montone puts out its best and one of the three riones will be victorious.  Who will it be?  The winner will be declared this evening, and we will be presiding.  Viva del Verziere! Viva Montone! ...more

Festa Time in Montone: AROMA CUCINA

Festa Time in Montone:  AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/NqNxQK It takes a village...to say the least! And this year we have been incredibly honored.  So begins a week-long sfida (challenge) that pushes the limits of medieval human endurance. Who will win the Palio?  Stay tuned... ...more

'And The Winner Is...'

'And The Winner Is...' AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/rsAeuW ...more

Montone, the Palio & a Waiting Game: AROMA CUCINA

Montone, the Palio & a Waiting Game: AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/qboIs0 The winner will be announced late this evening in the piazza. Stay tuned! In the meantime, the del Verziere taverna & cantina will keep the masses satiated.  ...more

And The Beet Goes On! -AROMA CUCINA

And The Beet Goes On! -AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/oSscWDIt was time to yank those suckers from terra madre, have a party, and get creative. How many dishes can you create with beets? Let me count the ways...Read on red....more