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MiOMyItaly & ItalyMammaMia Issue June 2024
June 01, 2024


Welcome back to our piazza of Italy, where we celebrate the beauty and flavors of Italy! As always, I’m delighted to share stories and recipes that bring a little piece of Italy to your home. This month, we’re diving into the charm of Orvieto, savoring a comforting polenta recipe, and demystifying the pronunciation of some classic Italian words. So, pour yourself a glass of vino, and let’s get started!

News from Italy

We've got news on an €8 train ride that takes you to three countries and a story about a rather concerning, although thankfully fairly minor, earthquake near Naples. You'll find both stories on the the ItalyMammaMia blog

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Discovering Orvieto: A Hidden Gem in Umbria

Atop a volcanic rock cliff in the heart of Umbria, Orvieto is a town that feels like a step back in time. Maria and I visited Orvieto for the first time many years ago, and it left an indelible mark on our hearts. The town is renowned for its stunning Duomo, a cathedral that took over 300 years to complete. Its façade, adorned with intricate mosaics, is a sight to behold.

But Orvieto is more than just its cathedral. You'll love its narrow, cobblestone streets, underground caves, and many quaint trattorie. Let's go visit.

A Hearty Polenta Recipe for Your Table

Speaking of polenta, I’m excited to share our favorite polenta recipe with you. It’s a dish that brings warmth and comfort, perfect for a family dinner. Here’s how you make it.

Pronunciation Guide: Gnocchi, Tagliatelle, and More

One of the joys of Italian cuisine is the language that accompanies it. However, I know that some Italian words can be tricky to pronounce. So, here’s a little guide to help you sound like a local.

We hope you enjoyed this month's journey. Remember, the best way to experience Italy is one dish at a time. Until next month, arrivederci!

Buon appetito!
Andrew, Maria, and William

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