On this celebration of traditional Italian cuisine, Silvia has her breath taken away by stunning seaside dining on the Adriatic Sea, learns how to turn the succulent olives of Le Marche into an extraordinary snack, and hands down an ancient pasta recipe to some of her family’s newest members.
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9 Oct 2014 - 3:14 PM  UPDATED 5 Jun 2018 - 10:26 AM

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Silvia Colloca travels through Central Italy on a culinary celebration of traditional Italian cuisine. Her breath is taken away by stunning seaside dining on the Adriatic sea, where she learns how to make mussles in white wine broth on a bygone fishing pier called a trabocco. Heading inland to her family home in Torricella, Silvia calls upon locally produced white wine to create a superbly simple dish, pollo in potacchio (chicken in a pot). Continuing on to Ascoli Piceno, Silvia visits a 17th century farmhouse for an education in cooking stuff fried olives. Then, returning once again to her family home, Silvia hands down an ancient pasta recipe to some of her family’s newest members, culminating in the creation of maccheroni alla chitarra con fiori di zucca e zafferano (home-made spaghetti with zucchini blossom and saffron sauce).

 

Recipes

Mussels in pepper broth ('mpepata di cozze)

Braised chicken marylands with wine and tomatoes (pollo in potacchio)

Stuffed fried olives (olive all’ascolana)

Handmade noodles with zucchini blossom and saffron sauce (Maccheroni alla chitarra con fiori di zucca e zafferano)