April 23, 2014

Celebrating Asparagus

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:24 pm by newsurroundings


It’s spring and, in Ticino, that means it’s asparagus season.  Every menu in town features asparagus in more ways than you can imagine… in soups, salads, on pizza, in risotto and pasta, and simply sauteed with fried eggs on top  (asparagi alla milanese).

Almost too cute to eat

Almost too cute to eat

Before asparagus, it was artichokes that were in the spotlight.  In the fall, it was pumpkin and chestnuts.  The Europeans are big on eating what is in season and grown locally.  It makes perfect sense… it’s more economical and just tastes better.  Buon appetito!