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The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper club

The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper club

Author(s): Marlena de Blasi

Location(s): Orvieto

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Food and Drink

Era(s): Modern



Every week on a Thursday evening, a group of four Italian rural women gather in a derelict stone house in the hills above Italy’s Orvieto. There – along with their friend, Marlena – they cook together, sit down to a beautiful supper, drink their beloved local wines, and talk.

Here, surrounded by candle light, good food and friendship, Miranda, Ninucia, Paolina and Gilda tell their life stories of loves lost and found, of ageing and abandonment, of mafia grudges and family feuds, and of cherished ingredients and recipes whose secrets have been passed down through the generations. Around this table, these five friends share their food and all that life has offered them – the good and the bad.

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This book is foodie heaven. Recipes at the back, Italian food and the backstory of four women with the author bringing their stories to book form.

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