It’s true that in Italy we are very influenced by the seasonal availability of fruit and vegetables. There is really not much that doesn’t grow in Italy in one season or another, and the summer season brings us a multitude of goodies to chose from.
Bear in mind that a good housekeeper never thinks of the menu and then goes out to buy the ingredients, but goes to the markets, sees what is in season, fresh, reasonably priced and looking good – and only then decides on the menu!
Currently in season we have: zucchini, zucchini blossoms, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes (fiorentini and costoluti variety), onions, green beans, watermelon and melon.
Try these really simple dishes:
In the summer, the less you do to your food, the better it will help you through the day. Leave the complicated stuff to us in the evenings!
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