Regional Italian Home Cooking:
of the dishes of Umbria are prepared with the simple techniques of boiling
and roasting with the addition of local olive oil and herbs for
Vegetable dishes are more popular in the spring and
summer while they are in season, while the fall and winter introduces
meats from the hunting season and black truffles from Norcia.
Sausage making is very popular in this region
produced by the Norcini (Umbrian Butchers, native of Norcia). Lenticchie
di Castelluccio are prized lentils found in Castelluccio. The regions
of Spoleto and Monteleone are known for their production of spelt.
Freshwater fish are also found in the cuisine
including lasca, trout, freshwater perch, grayling, eel, barbel,
whitefish, and tench.
List of dishes unique to Umbria