Spaghetti alla Carbonara

On November 30th, 2020 we hosted an online apertivio entitled “The New Grand Tour”, as part of our Tre Aperitivi Fundraiser. During that Aperitivo, Valerio shared a video he made of Egizia preparing spaghetti alla carbonara in La Romita’s own...

La Romita’s Table – Chocolate Breakfast Cake

Moretto (Moretto means “brown”), or Chocolate Breakfast Cake, is a participant favorite. It’s already low in fat, and you can also substitute canola, safflower or sunflower seed oil for the butter. Moretto has a surprisingly rich chocolate flavor ,...

Cucina Italiana – Pizza di Formaggio

Don’t be deceived by the word “Pizza,” a word with multiple uses in Italy.¬† This savory, cheesy bread , sometimes called “Torta di Pasqua” (literally “Easter Cake”), is local to Umbria and was traditionally made and served...

Cucina Italiana- Portobello and Squash Lasagna

Unlike other recipes featured in this newsletter, this dish not a La Romita staple. It is, however, a family favorite and made in the La Romita style– that is, with simple, fresh, healthy ingredients. Cold winter months call out for pasta al forno, and this...

Frittata di Zucchine

Frittatas are Italy’s answer to the French omelette and the Spanish tortilla. ¬†Fillings are limited only by what’s in season and the cook’s imagination – common inclusions in the frittata are asparagus, onions, or mushrooms, but just about...

Cucina Italiana – Filetto di Maiale All’Arancio

This is one of Egizia and Franca’s favorite recipes.The lean pork cooks quickly, and the fresh orange adds a touch of sweetness and acidity that is refreshing in the hot summer months. Although navel oranges will work, they are too sweet for best results. A...

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