|Zucchini Blossoms. I'm told they make fabulous tempura!|
What with travelling, French train strikes, goofing around with friends, and other diversions, this Saturday was the first time I've been able to visit my favourite market in Ventimiglia since the beginning of April.
Together with two of my most dedicated foodie friends we stuffed our wheeled carts with insanely fresh artichokes, tomatoes, Parmesan, hazelnuts, and other spring goodies until the wheels were about to collapse. Then we went for a lovely lunch in a restaurant I've been wanting to try and we talked about food. A fabulous day by all accounts!
The spring season in Liguria is advancing fabulously as you can see from these photos. We're seeing asparagus everywhere, peas, fava beans, and the fabulous Merinda tomatoes from Sicily have made their début. According to some vendors, very soon we shall have morels!
|Spring turnips with skin like silk|
|Epine artichokes that are fabulous raw|
|Merinda tomatoes. 'Tis the season to make sauce|