October used to be the month when the vendemmia started (the grapes harvest), but now September has taken over. May it be for the warmer summers, but the grapes ripen faster and people pick earlier in the year. The most important wine festival in Cupramontana invariably used to announce the start of the grape harvesting,..
Today we are talking about a real insider tip – so inside that it is literally inside a natural reserve: the Restaurant il Bucatino in Jesi. It was Elke’s husband who usually bikes in this area, to discover it. The restaurant can only be reached via a wide gravel road, and it is usually full..
Let’s set this straight right from the beginning of this post, how did you read the word “bruschetta” in the title? Please, before even introducing you to this world, let’s learn the correct way to pronounce it. It’s “brus’ketta”, not “brusheta”. Ok, well done 😊 Now that you know how to say it, you should..
Meat eating is a burning topic lately. It is condemned by the environmentalists, and supported by the factories and farmers earning from it. Personally, I try to reduce the consumption of meat, especially from beef, and try to eat locally produced one, when possible. Le Marche has its own beef breed, “Razza Marchigiana”. This type..
If you are familiar with the “Mediterranean diet”, you know that one main ingredient in it is the extra virgin olive oil. But what is exactly an extra virgin olive oil? And how is it made? Let’s have a look at it together! In Le Marche we have a very long tradition in the olive..
I love the autumn, if it wasn’t for its weather! But despite the short dark days, autumn in Le Marche means beautiful colours (have you noticed our new header image?) and..even more food, of course! Last year with Mamma Graziella we learned how to bake from the grapes must, a very autumnal food. This year..