THE STORY

CHRIS SMOSARSKI

The Taste of Umbria

I am delighted to be able to offer you an Umbrian eating experience through our delicious

Italian food products from Umbria.


My favourite is Strangozzi with Tartufata Sauce (made with mushrooms and truffles) and if you add some slices of summer black truffles on top of the pasta you are in heaven!! I have to admit I could eat it every day. Strangozzi (Stringozzi) is sometimes called shoelaces because of its rectangular shape (stringhe is Italian for strings). Strangozzi is also delicious with Tomato sauce or Ragu (a meat sauce). However do not take my word for it alone please try some Italian food from Umbria for yourself.

My love of all things Umbrian, especially the food goes back to my early days in Assisi and growing up in an Italian kitchen. I have been surrounded by family who cook wonderful simple food with delicious flavours. My mother made pasta at home and I grew up with pasta drying on a table top or on the backs of chairs. My aunt Cesira makes food from a kitchen no bigger than 10ft x 6ft - when you smelt the aromas coming out of that kitchen they stay with you for life. My uncle Sandro was a chef and boy oh boy he was good - he did a stint at the Savoy after the war and went back to Italy and started his own food business. And lastly I dedicate this website to my mother who made everything fresh, aunt Anna and uncle Giovanni - Anna was a Chaperone to a Countess and spent most of her adult life in Rome and Giovanni was a policeman.

If you would like to enjoy a delicious Umbrian meal and experience these wonderful flavours simply visit the SHOP.

We will continue to add products to our existing range over the coming months.