A Kitchen with a View US Book Tour 2017: You are invited!

Starting March 14, 2017, Letizia will be embarking on a book tour, beginning in Washington DC, then branching out across the East Coast from Virgina to Massachusetts. Letizia will be hosted by several independent shops, cultural institutions and restaurants. All have been incredibly generous to invite her to visit and share her passion for Umbria, its culture, beauty, talents, plus of course the wonderful food she has written about in A Kitchen with a View!

 

March 17, 2017, 6:30-8:00PM
A Kitchen with a View cookbook signing and presentation with a slide show at Via Umbria in the Art Gallery, Washington DC.
March 19, 2017, 6:30:00-8:30PM
Cookbook dinner and book signing at Nota Bene Richmond, VA.
March 23, 2017, 6:30-8:30PM
An Evening in Assisi, cookbook dinner at Gran Cafè L’Aquila in collaboration with America-Italy Society in Philadelphia. The team at Riccardo Longo’s splendid eatery/gelateria/coffee roastery is planning a delicious menu based on Letizia’s authentic family recipes paired with Umbrian Wine and their award winning gelato. Booking is essential via the AISPhila website.
March 27, 2017, 6:00-9:30 PM
Umbrian dinner at Porsena in NYC hosted by Renaissance woman and pasta master Sara Jenkins.
March 30, 2017, 6:30-8:30 PM
Italy, Revisiting and Reinventing Traditions: Umbria. Letizia will talk about the Umbrian traditions and demonstrate how to make fresh local pasta, an ancient recipe which she has adapted to the modern life of busy cooks.  The event is hosted by The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts. To register please click here and open the event page on March 30th.
April 1st, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Join Letizia at The Harvard Coop at Harvard Square in Cambridge MA for a talk about Umbrian rural life and cuisine and a signing of “A Kitchen with a View“ followed by a hands-on demonstration of how to make stringozzi, a rustic pasta from Umbria. Free event, please register here.

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Easy Gluten Free Flatbread

  • 140 g (5 oz) of your favorite gluten free flour mix (or see here )
  • 140 g (5 oz) yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Psyllium husks
  • 1 e 1/2 teaspoon (5 g)  baking powder

In a food processor, mix all ingredients to obtain a very soft ball of dough. Roll dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper to obtain a 1/4 inch thick disk. Griddle in a cast iron skillet until golden on both sides, about 20 min. Serve hot. Great for fajitas or good prosciutto wraps.

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fried zucchini blossoms in a polenta-rice crust

fiori di zucca fritti senza glutine

  • 2/3 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup coarse polenta flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • enough water to make a semi-liquid batter
    Dip blossoms in batter and deep fry until golden.
    Salt lightly and serve immediately.

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About us

Alla Madonna del Piatto Family

It has taken us a long time to get here. We, Letizia and Ruurd, have worked for many years as research entomologists. We have lived in several countries, including France, the Netherlands, Ruurd’s home country, and the United States. We traveled extensively before we realized that it was time to settle down to a family life. We agreed that the Umbrian countryside – where Letizia comes from – was one of the most beautiful places on earth and that was where we wanted to live.

In 1997 we bought an abandoned farmhouse, we restored it, transformed it into a countryside accommodation and we replanted a 250 trees olive grove. We also have a few hectares of grains, woods, a vegetable- and a herb-garden. Last, but not least, in 2001 we had our daughter Tea.

The origins of “Alla Madonna del Piatto” date back some five hundred years, with the oldest structures likely built as a watchtower or a fortified refuge for shepherds. During the renovation project, forgotten among the rubble we found a little plate depicting a medieval lady with flowers in her hands. We named the house after this delightful figure, the Lady of the Plate, “la Madonna del Piatto”.

Our first B&B guests arrived in 2003. As experienced travelers, we have always loved to stay in small inns with a local character rather than a standard hotel. However, the enthusiasm of our guests for the beauty of our land and their appreciation of our family-style hospitality has far exceeded our expectations. We are grateful to all of them for having visited us on our magical mountain and for contributing to the enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere of our house.

Our Lagotto Romagnolo Google also loves our guests, especially young children and all those who offer a treat of fruit and crunchy vegetables. In the summer she is often found by the fig trees. You are also invited to share the bounty of delicious fruits, of course.

Google the B&B dog

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