Cooking lessons, Mirella-style

Macerata, a charming hilltop city in the Italian region of Le Marche (pronounced “lay MARK-ay”), holds many secrets within its medieval walls. One of these is the Trattoria da Ezio, a modest hole-in-the-wall (literally, it appears from the outside) restaurant with pastas to die for. Mirella Lambertucci, the trattoria’s welcoming owner with the oversize personality, widely recognized as a “master of the tagliatelle” and an “artist with words,” makes a visit to Da Ezio an unforgettable dining experience 

Mirella has agreed to open her kitchen to Will Hutchens, author of Caffeinated PDX: How Portland Became the Best Coffee City in America. During those three months, she will show him how to cook like the Italian grandmother he never had, sharing some of her stories and more than a handful of secrets that can usually only be learned over decades in the kitchen. On the Marche is dedicated to sharing what life is like living, working, cooking, and eating in one of the most underrated destinations in Italy.