Map of Italy showing areas
Closeup of Abruzzo
Closeups of Luciano Chieti
Miscellanous food photos
at its purest – why? Well it is located between the North and South of Italy has been protected from centuries of foreign cuisine influences. For example, in the northwest regions of Italy there is an influence of French food and bordering Alto Adige, Trentino and Veneto there is an Austro-Hungarian influence. The classic bistecca alla Fiorentina and Zuppa Inglese were created for the English colony that settled in Tuscany in the 1800’s. And of course the South of Italy you will find that the cuisine has a strong Spanish and Arabic or North African influence.
Macheroni Alla Chitarra - Abruzzo side dishe, “sagne e faggioli”, bean soup with traditional thin pasta noodles made from flour and water, flavored of a thin sauce made from fresh tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and spicy pepper.