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Umbria by Simposio is a cookbook filled with traditional and authentic regional recipes from Umbria. But also a slow travel guidebook. You’ll visit stunning places and read tales. And you’ll discover touching legends about the green heart of Italy.

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from the blog


Pumpkin risotto is very popular here in Italy. It is a recipe from the Northern regions but cooked everywhere: it is a perfect comfort dish for Autumn and Winter dinners. Imagine savoring it after a long walk in the woods, admiring foliage. With a glass of a dry...

Grilled radicchio with balsamic vinegar recipe

Grilled radicchio with balsamic vinegar: an Italian side dish.

authentic Italian hot chocolate recipe

Thick Italian hot chocolate for cold, cozy days.

how to cook kale

How to cook kale on the stove the Italian way. Learn how to cook kale without losing nutrients.

an authentic Italian minestrone soup recipe

This is one of the authentic Italian minestrone soup recipes – there are many. This minestrone recipe from Milan has cabbage, parmesan, and pancetta.

sautéed Italian kale recipe

Sautéed kale recipe: a tasty Tuscan side dish.

orecchiette with broccoli rabe

The authentic Apulian orecchiette con cime di rape, orecchiette with broccoli rabe, recipe.

erbazzone recipe: the Italian swiss chard pie

the erbazzone recipe: a swiss chard pie from Emilia Romagna

how to clean and cook swiss chard

how to cook swiss chard the Italian way

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