La ginestra, the fragrant and spiky broom plant, is in full bloom right now, lighting the foothills of the Majella mountain on fire with its glorious yellow flowers. It takes a lot of sightseeing ~ and eating ~ to plan a culinary tour of Abruzzo. Here are a few more snapshots from my recent trip:
The hermitage of San Bartolomeo, near Roccamorice, is cut right into a rocky spur and can be reached only on foot. It dates to the 11th century and was used as a place of spiritual contemplation by Pietro dal Morrone, the future Pope Celestine V.
It might not look like it here, but my culinary tour partners, Michael and Nancy, and I worked hard every day to finalize the details for our tour at the end of September. Why don’t you join us?