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

Summer Elegant Italian Parmigiana: AROMA CUCINA

Summer Elegant Italian Parmigiana: AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/13392eYThis is actually one of my favorite summer dishes, meant to be served at room temp, and with a cold crisp glass of white wine (ours was Verdicchio from Le Marche, a perfect match!). ...more

Wine Philosopher: Paolo Rodaro – AROMA CUCINA

Wine Philosopher: Paolo Rodaro – AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/15wMTHQThe man has what to say about wine, and he keeps it simple and concise, because his wines rock! Rodaro is a vineyard in Friuli, so of course, his whites are amazing, but his reds were most surprising, especially to an audience of Umbrian residents, where reds generally rule. Thanks to Patrick for hosting this amazing winemaker! ...more

Linguine & The Art of Vongole: AROMA CUCINA

Linguine & The Art of Vongole: AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/12VQdddTo do it right is indeed an art, and who knew there are cooking and eating rules to be followed. Eat like an Italian at the seaside.  There is nothing better! ...more

Pickled Everything! - AROMA CUCINA

Pickled Everything! - AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/12IU2T3Here’s a fast, easy way to pickle your excess garden bounty.  You can experiment in small batches and use them in unexpected ways.  Have fun!...more

The Mad Men of Le Forna: AROMA CUCINA

The Mad Men of Le Forna:  AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/16Xf03PEnjoy our introduction to the cast of characters that inhabit our hood (Le Forna) on Ponza.  It is a unique world guaranteed to capture the hearts and stomachs of all who make the effort to visit this wonderful Mediterranean secret hideaway.  A place to ‘mangia bene’.  ...more

Crossing the Border into Culinary Crazy Land? – AROMA CUCINA

Crossing the Border into Culinary Crazy Land? – AROMA CUCINAhttp://bit.ly/11IgnyxCulinary kooks?  Guilty as charged. Indictment includes eating local and in season.   We are thereby sentenced to a life of food and travel, are serving our time accordingly, and deliciously repaying our debt to society. ...more

Introducing the Anchovy: AROMA CUCINA

Introducing the Anchovy:  AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/11TcnuN Be open minded...and open mouthed! Fresh anchovies are not what you think.  They are deliciously clean and fresh tasting and can be prepared a number of ways.  Here's how they do it on isola di Ponza, and they have it down! ...more

Recipe for Wonderful: Summer Shrimp & Zucchini Spaghetti - AROMA CUCINA

Recipe for Wonderful: Summer Shrimp & Zucchini Spaghetti - AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/18o9Ceu Nothing speaks freshness like shrimp right out of the Meditteranean (gamberi rossi). This is summer cooking Italian style!...more