After a little bit of a damp start to  Abruzzo’s summer, the sagre season is beginning to manoeuvre into full foodie action.  Gleaming pots that could feed 5000 are creeping ever closer to the front of cellars and cupboards in cool ground floor kitchens, ready to cradle tasty village festa celebrations oh and this year’s batch of passata.

ABC thought we’d get into the foodie swing of things with a blog competition that celebrates glorious Abruzzo’s regional cookery and products and which simultaneously provides an authentic helping hand to those who are thankfully a little bit precious when they eat Italian.

Inspired by the simplest summer saffron and chickpea soup at our launch, we’d like to sing Abruzzo’s food traditions from high in the mountains to low along the coast, from tripe to lentils, pepperoncini to cheese and of course porchetta and sublime dried pasta, treasures of a very unique Italy!

Our theme is Delicious! Abruzzo’s Foodie Trail.  Perhaps you have a post you’d like to enter and share. It could be a recipe, sagra or tradition, a local ingredient or product that anyone who really does love food should experience just once.  Maybe you can recommend how to DOP till you drop or share an Abruzzo restaurant review.  Winner receives free ABC membership.

This Competition is now Closed

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lucyCongratulations to our Winner

We are delighted to announce that Lucy Vallera Luhan’s post on La Panarda – The Longest Meal in the World has been selected as the winner of this competition and receives a free year’s membership to the Abruzzo Blogger Community.  Expect to see more of Lucy’s great writing  on the website


image001The competition was judged by Serena Mariani, who is a digital marketer and PM by day, blogger by night.  Serena writes about the London food scene, culture and travel  on her blog “Into The F World” and the “LoveAbruzzo” website about her Italian homeland.  Serena’s passion for food was born in the kitchen with her Grandad in Italy. At the age of five, she dissed the toy oven powered by a light bulb for the grown up version.

“I have chosen Lucy’s feature of La Panarda. It really took me for a walk down on memory lane, to a different era I have not witnessed, yet I still feel the echo of in today’s Abruzzo. Lucy seems very knowledgeable about the region’s tradition and keen to see them through the next decades (or centuries) as we all hope. ”


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