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In ancient times, the small villages around Perugia used this rustic, dry but delicious dessert because of the abundance of maize flour.
The traditional cuisine in Umbria is distinctively rustic, simple, based on raw materials and high quality ingredients, which have made it nationwide famous.
This is a classic dish that you'll find all over Italy, but is especially embedded in the cuisine of Umbria and Tuscany.
The cipollata (onion soup) is Umbrias tasty version of the old familiar French Onion Soup.
A recipe from Umbria, where lake perch and prized golden saffron is grown nearby at Citta' della Pieve, this recipe is simple but impressive.
Pollo in porchetta is a traditional Umbrian dish, based on the region's reputation for pork.
Traditional Umbrian dessert so-called in Foligno, Assisi and Spello, up to the mountains surrounding Foligno it is known as "attorta" and "ntorta", in the town of Trevi.
Long-cut pasta with rectangular section, typical Umbrian product (specially Spoleto and Foligno).
Typical of the Umbrian hills here black truffles grow and are prized, this also uses river trout from the waterways that flow down the mountains.
Typical Christmas recipe in Bettona, also called "zuccarini" according to the local dialect.
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