I left my heart in Camigliatello Silano
Calabria hosts three National Parks of Italy. The Parco Nazionale della Sila is my favorite. As a teenager, I grew up staring at the highest peaks of La Sila from the mountains of village Marano Marchesato, across the valley of the city of Cosenza. Every day, it was a spectacular view to see the Silan highlands, towering at two thousand meters, much higher than all the other mountains, snow-capped in the winter, a verdant green canvas starting with the Spring.
This Pappardelle dish includes a special package of dried porcini mushrooms I purchased at Capanaro's in Camgliatello Silano, an alpine village located less than one hour away from my place of birth.