domenica 28 marzo 2010

Spring Vegetable in Trastevere (Rome)

It is spring time in Rome and I love to walk around in Trastevere. This area is famous for its small restaurants, the small artisant shops, the pubs and in th evening it is a lovely place to hang around and et in one of its numerous cosy small restaurants.
Now that the not yet  full of tourist and the romans are not yet taking day trip "fuori porta" (literally outside the city)  I love to take a stroll and dine out in this area that is not too far from where I live. Last week  I discovered a vonderful biological shop and  I could not resist and had to take a pitcure of one of roman's favourite vegetable: the roman artishoke. 
Romas loves it because it does not have the "barb" inside wich is fastidious to clean out, but with variety you can easily clean this vegetable and tehn deep fry, or simply coook in water and tehn eat each leaf dipped in a vinagrette ( it is the most fun and messy way to eat it and I loved it as a child), or just cooked with water garlic, olive oil and mint.
By the way: a true roman restaurant will offer this only in spring season... in August you will get only frozen or imported ones!

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