A Mediterranean staple, asparagus has been cultivated for over 2000 years. Asparagus was was in a featured recipe in Apicius's De re coquinaria(On the Subject of Cooking), the oldest book of recipes featuring traditional Roman cookery.
For its rich flavor profile and nutrient dense properties, asparagus can be added to any dish for added vitamins and minerals. Asparagus is best enjoyed in the months of February to June. Head over to the farmers market in Spring and pick up
Fiorella DiCarlo is a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook with an Italian accent! This recipe uses a combination of fresh, seasonal ingredients that work together to make a dish full of flavor and packed with nutrition! Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes 4 bone-in, chicken legs/thighs Sea salt, to taste 1/2 Lemon, juice & rind 1/2-1 Tbsp capers 1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed Salt & pepper, to taste Extra Virgin Olive Oi
The truffle, or tartufo, is an underground mushroom cultivated in the Italian countryside, mainly in Piedmonte and Umbria. Urbani Truffles, leaders in the truffle world since 1852, have been my favorite brand available in the United States. Their truffle oil, which is extracted from the mushroom, is a gourmet ingredient that lends an elegant flavor to cooking. A little goes a long way, and its aroma and rich, earthy undertones pair perfectly with roasted vegetables, raw meat