Yesterday I went to an evening organised to promote the Sabine Hills region at the Italian Cultural Institute in London. Raffaello Simeoni played a mixture of ancient and modern music on a selection of accordians, horns, flutes and drums. It was all very mellow, warm and slightly old-hippyish – exactly like the Sabina itself.
Marco Agamennone was there – he of the Capofarfa olive oil mill – giving a talk on the sterling qualities of olive oil – along with dignitaries from Rieti, the capital of Sabina.
Afterwards we were plied with lovely food and wine including, oddly enough, a spelt dish – along with more traditional Italian fare.