Umbria is often overshadowed by its neighbor Tuscany, which lures food fans with culinary specialties such as panzanella (bread and tomato salad) and bistecca alla Fiorentina (barbecued sirloin). Umbrian dishes such as pasta alla Norcina (pasta with sausage) meanwhile, are yet to register on the radar of the globetrotting gastronome. Indeed our own food-related journeys to Italy had never included Umbria...until 2016. Since then, the province is at the heart of most of our curated journeys to Italy, and proudly so!
In this article, The Telegraph's writer Andy Lynes jumped at the chance to join Umbrian-born chef Masha Rener of Lina Stores in London late last year on a trip to the region’s hilltop capital of Perugia and the surrounding area, to discover the gourmet delights he had been missing all these years. Enjoy!