18 January 2001

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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18 January 2001 - Il Messaggero

New cuisine book on truffle / Il tartufo nelle antiche tradizioni abruzzesi, by Gino Melchiorre
A book by Candido Calabrese from Villa Santa Maria tells about truffle in Abruzzese traditional cuisine. Truffle is recorded in recipes in 1627 in l'Aquila, and in the monastery of Santa Chiara, Lanciano in 1730. Today it is used in the valle Peligna and Marsica, in the province of Teramo (Campli, Castelli, Bisenti), and Chieti. This is the period when the pig was killed, and pork meat kept families alive up to the new harvest.

18 January 2001 - Il Centro

Teramo - History book published / Pubblicato manoscritto di Brunetti
"Sacra ac profana, Aprutii monumenta", by historian Francesco Brunetti (1605-1646) is published again in 1000 copies 300 years after being written.

18 January 2001 - Il Centro

Popoli - Feast for Sant'Antonio
Bonfires and blessing of livestock and pets yesterday afternoon in the quartiere sant'Anna with don Ugo Di Donato. After Mass and blessings, sausages and wine.

18 January 2001 - Il Centro

Scanno - Sant'Antonio Barone / In centinaia per sagne e ricotta
100 kg flour for the "sagne" with a ricotta (15 kg) sauce, cooked in a giant copper pot after the traditional blessing to "feed" all the people present. The tradition started in the 14th century, then was abandoned but finally resumed in 1850 by brothers Antonio and Adriano Di Rienzo.

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