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Typical Abruzzo Winter Fare

Host Connie

$48.82 per guest

At a glance

Start time

Weekends from 7 pm


at least 3 hours

Group size

maximum 4 people

Class language

English and Italian

Meeting point

In town


For many people winter equates to chunky veggie soups but some of Abruzzo’s winter warmers are quite the opposite whilst equally filling & warming. One of many are Abruzzo’s acclaimed Scrippelle M’Busse which is a delicate & nutritious chicken broth that is poured over crepes that have been fried and then rolled with a light sprinkling of Pecorino Cheese. It is definitely a dish reserved more for special ocassions. Warning; it is quite addictive and something that you will want to make back home after you have tasted it, or demand from a partner when you are feeling under the weather!
Winter is also a time to appreciate the different textures of the matured pecorino or cow's milk cheeses that were eaten fresh or softer in Spring and Summer accompanied by an aged Montepulciano red wine. We would also like to share a secret....before the snow starts, the abundance of wild mushrooms and truffles make the most amazing pasta dishes....shhhhh


Starters including mature cheeses and cured meats
Pasta dish which could include the (in)famous Scrippelle M’Busse or a home-made pasta dish with mushrooms and truffles
Roasted or grilled lamb (depends on the weather, if it doesn't rain and Nick can turn on the bbq in the garden that's a bonus)
Lots of grilled vegetables or home made vegetable conserves
Dessert which will include only local sweets


Tocco is a small medieval town tucked away in the Maiella and Morrone Mountains. My home is in the historical centre. If we are lucky and the weather is nice, eating in my inner courtyard is a real treat.

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abruzzo casauria pescara

We live in Tocco da Casauria, a beautiful medieval town, in the National Park of Maiella and




from Milano

Connie (ma anche Concetta per gli amici) è arrivata in Abruzzo, aTocco da Casauria, giovanissima e amante della Coca Cola e delle patatine fritte  (e mi fermo qui!). Nel corso del tempo, grazie all'influenza di Nicola ma anche all'ascolto degli antenati, toccolani e marsicani, ha completamente rivoluzionato il suo posizionamento gastronomico. Scoprendo una genuina vocazione per la cucina e per l'ospitalità,  ha studiato, si è messa alla ricerca delle materie prime e le ha trasformate in magnifici piatti, preparati con sapienza e allegria, offerti con gioia e soddisfazione. Antico e moderno, tradizione e innovazione si combinano in maniera sublime nella cucina di Concetta. Così ha superato tutti noi, che ora possiamo solo sperare di essere suoi invitati.



from Sopot

A speachless experience Last summer we decided to visit this little medieval town - Tocco da Casauria- in the middle of Abruzzo region and to have just very traditional food. Connie offers genuine, tasty and fresh local food, homemade pasta courses and a unique visit to the olive groves as well as to the apiaries of her husband's and son's farm. Nothing better could we ask for. Food spoke for itself: freshness, very authentic flavors straight from the garden, perfectly cooked by Connie's ability but most of all passion and kindness. Hope to come back soon and enjoy them!



from Newark-on-Trent

My daughter and I were taken to Connie's in September 2018. It was a very enjoyable evening. She and her family were most hospitable and really made us feel at home. We ate in her cosy, well equiped kitchen and Connie chatted with us while she prepared our food. All the dishes were regional fayre, made with local, seasonal ingredients. We also consumed generous quantities of excellent local wine. Our hostess is an excellent cook with an extensive knowledge of the cuisine of Abruzzo. I lost count of the number of courses but they were generous and we left, that evening, feeling happy and well fed.

Hugh Lloyd

Hugh Lloyd

from Chester

I ate with Connie and her family and what a experience it was. Connie cooks like an angel, her family are welcoming warm and friendly. She is fluent in Italian and English and uses them to make a visit to her house very memorable, both for her cooking and herself. Connie is a larger than life character who explains what she is doing and makes it interesting. She cooks traditional Abruzzese cuisine which is tasty and satisfying. She can teach you how to make pasta from scratch, I had a lesson in making pasta and then using it to make ravioli which was sooo good. Connie is old-school and knows all the old ways of providing food and drink for discerning palates. Connie's family produce honey and lean towards things organic. I loved dining with Connie and I think you will too.



from Melbourne

Connie is a magnificent cook and brilliant teacher with a genuinely warm and welcoming nature, her belief in simplicity truly does make her lessons replicable. Thoroughly enjoyed my day in a beautiful family friendly environment. Great way to spend a day, would do this again in a heartbeat!

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