A culinary highlight of an Umbrian springtime? Wild asparagus. Just ask Novella, selling it at her stand in Assisi:
…or our rural neighbor Raul, foraging for it in the wood behind our Assisi house:
I remember many a past hunt in our woods, sometimes with Pino:
…now and then, with our Maremanno sheep dog, Lamone:
….and once many years ago (!976), even with my first sheep, Sophie!!
Do read here about that memorable hunt!)
Always joy in the hunts for that Umbrian woodland goodness.
…and che buono! those wild asparagus pastas, risottos, and frittate
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