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In Provincia

Letizia Mattiacci

Letizia runs Alla Madonna del Piatto, an Umbrian cooking school and B&B, and has a blog.

In charge

Food intolerance can eventually teach you to make hostile ingredients work on your behalf.

Little list of wonders

The Acropolis' Caryatids, Mayan ruins and Sahara dunes are now joined by a cookbook.

Keep the belly

Slow Sundays in in the dead of an Umbrian winter seemed tailor made to begin cooking up porchetta.

Winter oddities

A trip to Thailand offers up the mystery of carbonara hot pot, and brings to mind a passatelli recipe.

Live bread

Making good bread depends above all on the quality of the flour you use to tease up yeast's appetite.

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