Map of Abruzzo

Along the Adriatic on the east coast of Italy, Abruzzo (Abruzzi) fills the market basket with carrots, potatoes, spinach, peppers, tomatoes, figs and plums. There is a significant amount of olive and table grape farming, but somewhat less wine production than you might expect. This sleepy region with abandoned villages may surprise with castles, ski resorts and sandy beaches.

The main olive oil producing areas of Abruzzo are the Valli del Tordino e del Vomano, Valle del Tavo, Chietino, and Conca di Sulmona. These areas are mainly valleys rising up from the Adriatic into the rugged mountains of the region.

This special pasta is packed to show the glorious radiatore (radiator) shape. These are a favorite for pasta salad as they gather multiples of delights -- vegetables, cheese, herbs-- in the ridges.
Capellini, also known as Angel Hair, is crafted from durum wheat semolina and pure Apennine mountain spring water.
The classic, wide pasta Egg Pappardelle, is often served with Bolognese or Ragu with Porcini mushrooms.
Bartolini's Ceci are also known as Chick Peas and Garbanzos. We find that the flavor in these dried beans, when cooked, has much more depth than the canned versions.
Bona Furtuna.... is a new discovery from Corleone, Sicily. Fennel Pollen is often paired with roasted pork. Enjoy in salads, over roasted meats and vegetables, or atop creamed soups.
Gift Boxed! A gift set of two very special extra virgin olive oils: Agrumato Lemon and Agrumato Tangerine.
Abruzzo. One of our favorites. Sig. Tommaso Masciantonio crafts this Trappéto di Caprafico Intosso single cultivar oil at his estate in Abruzzo. Amazing.
Last bottles! Was $45.95. New to us from a small producer in the Chieti area of Abruzzo, Casino di Caprafico. This very nice new selection is in a generous 750 ml bottle -- and it is gift boxed. The olive cultivars are Gentile di Chieti, Leccino, and Intosso.
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