The view of the Sibillini Mountains, Le Marche, Italy from our garden
There are a wide range of restaurants in the area offering typical food of the region mostly sourced locally. Should you wish to try your own hand at cooking each town also has a weekly market offering a wide range of fresh foods. These markets are a time for the community to come together - especially in summer - and great place to soak up the local atmosphere.
Cooking in the Marche is determined by the area you are in whether it be the mountains or by the coast. Dishes of the countryside are strongly flavoured and meat is the predominante component. Porchetta is an example, whole piglet roasted according to ancient tradition flavoured with fennel and garlic. In the countryside the contadini (subsistence farmers) traditionally cooked the meat over the wood fire used to heat their homes. Meat is now often offered alla braccia, that is grilled, in many restaurants.
Italian cooking differs from region to region you can read more specific details on Marchigiani cooking on italianfood.about.com.
For Italian recipes in English try italiancook.ca