Stars, Black Piggies and Olive Oil

Continuing the stage of Abruzzo, we began our day with a visit to a beautiful oil mill, followed by lunch at http://www.villamaiella.it/, a Michelin star restaurant. We are still swooning over the perfectly prepared pasta and faro soup.

After lunch we visited http://www.masciarelli.it/ winery with a tasting at the local Castello…seriously.

We ended our day with a visit to the farm where Villa Maiella possibly raises the happiest free range black pigs I’ve ever seen! After poking at the pigs, we bellied up to a table of cured pork and a few bottles of wine.Some may balk at the idea of eating these succulent piggy morsels while playing with the piglets, but this is life…it is the full circle and it makes sense to me. It makes more sense to me in many ways than being unaware of where my food is coming from. This is the way people have lived here in this place for a thousand years…I am simply a guest.  Again I know that I am where I need to be in this moment. The pigs told me.

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