Farro Salad with Grilled VegetablesBy Alyssa SaltzmanFarro (Spelt) Salad is a very popular dish in Italy, especially in the summer. There are countless ways to make it, to the point that no two recipes will be the same. This is one that Paola made one day on the fly, off the top of her head. But she knocked it out of the park, so we couldn't help but share.Farro Crème BruléBy Alyssa SaltzmanThis unique spin on creme brule originates in umbria, where farro is abundant.Farro and Pear Cake with Sagrantino Wine SauceBy Alyssa SaltzmanThis pear and Sagrantino wine cake is the perfect dessert in the autumn months. It is very unique and delicious.Eggless Pasta DoughBy Alyssa SaltzmanThis pasta dough has no eggs in it, perfect for a vegan diet, this pasta is very popular throughout central Italy and pairs well with a tomato sauce. Egg Leek SoupBy Alyssa Saltzman"When we were children, we used to visit the farmers that managed our land. The wife, Anna, was a wonderful cook and always prepared special dishes for us. This particular one is one of my fondest memories of winter meals on the farm. Now is it one of those things I make when I really want something quick, warm and light."
- PaolaCastelluccio Lentil SoupBy Alyssa SaltzmanCastelluccio, although a tiny village, is well known in Italy for its lentils, in fact, we visited this town specifically for its lentils on our Norcia tour.Amatriciana SauceBy Alyssa SaltzmanAmatriciana Sauce is a red sauce that originated in the region of Umbria from the small town of Amatrice, which was destroyed in the earthquakes of 2016. This sauce features sautéed onions, guanciale, and pecorino cheese. Tuscan Roasted Chicken and PotatoesBy Alyssa SaltzmanThis is the best recipe you will ever try for roasted chicken and potatoes. Of all the recipes that the CDV team eats every week, this is the one we never get tired of. TiramisuBy Alyssa SaltzmanThis recipe will surely be your favorite tiramisu. There is no alcohol in this recipe, so it is kid friendly, and we even added some chocolate chips, for an extra layer of texture.Spinach and Ricotta CrostataBy Alyssa SaltzmanThis crostata with spinach and ricotta cheese is the perfect appetizer or finger food to bring to a party, it is not difficult to make, but is an absolutely delicious mix of classic Italian flavors.