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About Heart of Abruzzo

Heart Of Abruzzo brings you authentic culinary treasures from the Abruzzo region of Italy you won’t find anywhere else –pasta, sauces, olive oil, wine, prosecco and much more.

Truffle Fries

Truffle Fries If you haven’t tried Truffle Fries, you are missing out! Many good restaurants are offering Truffle Fries as an appetizer to be enjoyed with an Aperitivo. Did someone say “Aperol Spritz”?! Servings: 4 Ingredients 3-4 large russet potatoes 4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil [...]

By |2020-11-10T13:22:40-06:00November 8th, 2020|Abruzzo Recipes|

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli Comfort food as much as it is nourishing and satisfying. The recipe has been slightly tweaked through the years but retains its rustic, homemade taste and makes a full pot of hearty soup. Serve with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese, a thick piece of fresh Italian bread (drizzled [...]

By |2020-11-16T13:50:35-06:00November 5th, 2020|Abruzzo Recipes|

Fusilli Pinolati

Fusilli Pinolati (Fusilli with Pine Nuts) Here’s an unusual sauce of ricotta cheese, spinach, roasted red pepper and pine nuts, which my cousin Franca prepared for me on a recent visit to Italy. It pleased me so much, not only because it was a delicious dish, but because is proved, once again, [...]

By |2020-11-10T12:29:29-06:00October 20th, 2020|Abruzzo Recipes|

About Abruzzo, Italy

Abruzzo -- ”The Greenest Region in Europe” A drive from Rome, heading east, begins to get interesting about an hour in when the terrain gets hilly, the land turns green and mountains become visible in the distance. Soon you are in Abruzzo, where the magnificent Apennine Mountains surround you and towns from the Medieval [...]

By |2020-10-12T06:32:50-05:00September 21st, 2020|Explore Abruzzo|

How Abruzzo’s wild bear population is making a comeback

The Marsican brown bear is teetering on the brink of extinction — its numbers brought perilously low due to human interference. But rewilding and conservation initiatives in Italy’s Abruzzo National Park mean the animal’s numbers are finally on the rise. When Umberto Esposito was 14, he left his home in Pescasseroli to go for [...]

By |2020-09-30T18:27:20-05:00August 21st, 2020|Explore Abruzzo|

Abruzzo Google Map

Abruzzo is an Italian region, east of Rome, with an Adriatic coastline and the Apennine Mountains. National parks and nature reserves cover much of its rugged interior. It also encompasses hilltop towns, dating to the medieval and Renaissance periods. Regional capital L’Aquila is a walled city, damaged in a 2009 earthquake. The Trabocchi [...]

By |2020-09-13T12:39:50-05:00August 20th, 2020|Explore Abruzzo|

Abruzzo Winery Map

Abruzzo is located in eastern Italy on the same height as Rome. Here you will find the highest peaks of the Apennines up to 3,000 m altitude. Although it is not a big wine area in hectares, a lot of wine is produced here. For a long time a lot of mass wine [...]

By |2020-09-11T13:02:50-05:00August 11th, 2020|Explore Abruzzo|
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