Asparago bianco

Asparago bianco, also known as white asparagus, is a popular vegetable in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes in the region, including Cervignano del Friuli, Codroipo, and San Vito al Tagliamento. Local farmers in these areas cultivate and sell this delicacy in their shops and stores.

One of the shops where you can find asparago bianco is “La Bottega del Gusto” in Cervignano del Friuli. They offer a wide variety of fresh produce, including white asparagus, sourced directly from local farms. Another place to find this vegetable is “Frutta e Verdura di Stagione” in Codroipo, which specializes in seasonal fruits and vegetables, including asparago bianco.

Asparago bianco is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various recipes. One popular recipe is “Asparagi alla Friulana,” where the asparagus is boiled and then served with melted butter, grated Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of black pepper. Another delicious dish is “Risotto agli Asparagi,” a creamy risotto made with white asparagus, onions, white wine, and Parmesan cheese.

Asparago bianco from Friuli-Venezia Giulia has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications for this recognition include the use of specific local varieties of asparagus, hand-harvesting techniques, and strict quality control measures.

Sources:
– “La Bottega del Gusto” – www.labottegadelgusto.it
– “Frutta e Verdura di Stagione” – www.fruttaeverduradistagione.it