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Fava beans with chicory – My love affair with Apulia

Fava beans with chicory – My love affair with Apulia

Fava beans with chicory is a very humble recipe with an ancient, peasant soul. The peculiarity of this rustic dish is the contrast between the sweetness of the fava beans and the slight bitterness of the chicory; a powerful meeting between two different, but exceptionally complementary flavors.

Fave e cicoria, in Italian, or fav’ e fogghie, as it is called in local dialect, is a dish of the Apulian tradition.

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Roman-style braised artichokes and spring vegetables – La Vignarola

Roman-style braised artichokes and spring vegetables – La Vignarola

One of the biggest pleasures during this period is going to the many farmers’ market all around the city and lose myself in the whirl of colours and smells that characterize this joyous season. This Sunday for example I spent some time in Terrabio, where I bought all ingredients for this recipe. 

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Vignarola, directly from the Roman tradition. (more…)