Silvia’s beloved neighbour shares her take on the most heavenly flatbread; Silvia enjoys the delights of a summer barbecue (Italian-style), and her father pops by for a long-overdue cooking lesson, culminating in a glorious zucchini gratin.
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9 Oct 2014 - 2:33 PM  UPDATED 7 Jul 2016 - 12:59 PM

In Torricella, Silvia Colloca visits her beloved neighbour, who shares her take on the most heavenly flatbread, pizza scima (white wine unleavened bread). Silvia then journeys to Sulmona to take advantage of the fabulously fresh produce at the local farmers' markets. Returning to her family home in Torricella, she gives her father a cooking lesson, culminating in a glorious zucchini gratin. The next stop is Silvia’s mother’s birthplace in Abruzzo, where, with the help of the village mayor and some generous locals, she learns how to transform locally grown organic goods into the joys of a summer barbecue, Italian-style. Heading north to Fara San Martino, Silvia soaks up the beauty of breathtaking mountain springs and acquires some of the best pasta money can buy. Determined to do the illustrious pasta justice, Silvia calls in her mother to create her specialty, pasta rotta con lenticchie (broken pasta and lentil soup).

 

Recipes

White wine unleavened bread (pizza scima
)

Mini sheep skewers (arrosticini)

Zucchini gratin (zucchine gratinate)

Broken pasta and lentil soup (pasta rotta con lenticchie)