La porchetta, (pronounced por-KET-ta) noble street food of Umbria and central Italy in general, stars in the Porchettiamo festival. Best translated as “Let us roast suckling pig”, your Italian/English dictionary won’t have a translation: just head to San Terenziano to experience it, trust us!
Porchetta (roasted on the spit, generously seasoned with garlic, rosemary, sage and wild fennel) and panini thereof draw the crowds at every traditional outdoor Umbrian market on a saint’s feast day (or the day before or after).
An Umbrian tour guide in Italy most of the year, Anne also teaches Umbrian rural cuisine in private homes in the U.S. in February and March (see www.annesitaly.com/Cooking.html)…and lectures.
Anne and her husband Pino worked the land for many years in the 1970’s and rural life, rural people, rural cuisine are una passione for Anne. She writes frequently on Umbria and other areas of Italy. See www.annesitaly.com for more on her tours, cooking classes, lectures – and her blog! Do see www.stayassisi.com for news on the Assisi apartment she and Pino now rent out!