'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy': What's on the menu in Umbria

May 16, 2022 1756

BY: Janelle Davis

Umbria is "the green heart of Italy. Not a jealous heart, but a fertile one," Stanley Tucci said as he drove through central Italy. This small rural region is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Tuscany, which borders the region to the west. But Umbria's history, wild beauty and traditional cuisine make it a hidden gem.

With the highest consumption of pork per capita, Umbria is a carnivore's dream. Local farmers, hunters, chefs and butchers have been preserving this region's rustic food culture for generations. Warning vegetarians: This episode of "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy" includes a lot of meat, especially the aforementioned pork.

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SOURCE: https://edition.cnn.com

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