Anna welcomes us into her home in the hills of Bucchianico, in the province of Chieti. It looks out over a breathtaking panorama which stretches from the waters of the Adriatic Sea to the highest peaks of the Appenines.
Our Cesarina is originally from the nearby town of Pineto, and her cooking strongly represents the identity of the area. Even today, it holds echoes from the past, such as farming practices and longstanding culinary habits. Her dishes stand out for their authenticity, keeping to their roots in the rich traditions of the Abbruzzo region's local produce, particularly legumes, vegetables, salami, cheese, desserts, and countless varieties of honey and liquor.
The secret of the Cesarina
My secret is the organic olive oil that I produce myself, which enriches everything I cook. I also grow fruit and vegetables in my garden, whose flavour nurtures your very soul, and always bring a smile to my guests' faces