Silvia journeys to Ascoli Piceno and immerses herself in Italian cafe culture, learns how to turn Italy’s finest seafood into unforgettable finger food, and her local ‘Butcher Girls’ prepare the makings of a magnificent meat ragout.
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9 Oct 2014 - 3:02 PM  UPDATED 9 Jun 2016 - 9:17 AM

Silvia Colloca journeys to Ascoli Piceno and immerses herself in Italian cafe culture; inspired by the experience, she returns to her family home in Torricella to make the perfect coffee dunking cookie – tozzetti (almond-and-lemon biscuits). Back on the road travelling along the Adriatic coastline, Silvia visits the bustling seaside town of San Benedetto del Tronto and turns some of Italy’s finest seafood into unforgettable finger food. Heading back through Central Italy’s interior, a wrong turn results in the most spectacular surprise when Silvia stumbles across a local specialty, agnello rosolato con patate (slow braised lamb with potatoes). Then, back in Torricella, the local ‘Butcher Girls’ prepare the makings of Silvia’s magnificent cavatelli alla molisana (homemade pasta with meat ragout).

 

Recipes

Handmade pasta with meat sauce (cavatelli lunghi alla molisana)

Slow braised lamb with potatoes (agnello rosolato con patate)

Gratinated prawns with lemon and parsley (gamberi gratinati
)

Almond and lemon biscotti (tozzetti)