Carciofo di Pietrelcina

The Carciofo di Pietrelcina is a type of artichoke that is grown in the Campania region of Italy. It is specifically cultivated in the towns of Pietrelcina, San Giorgio La Molara, and Ponte. This particular variety of artichoke is known for its tender and flavorful leaves, making it a popular ingredient in many Italian dishes.

One popular recipe that features the Carciofo di Pietrelcina is Carciofi alla Giudia, which is a Roman-Jewish dish that involves deep-frying the artichokes until they are crispy and golden brown. Another popular recipe is Carciofi alla Romana, where the artichokes are braised with garlic, mint, and parsley until they are tender and flavorful.

The Carciofo di Pietrelcina has been recognized with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) by the European Union, which means that it must be grown and produced in a specific geographical area and according to certain specifications in order to bear the PDO label. This ensures that consumers are getting an authentic and high-quality product.

Sources:
– “Carciofo di Pietrelcina” – www.agricoltura.regione.campania.it
– “Carciofo di Pietrelcina” – www.qualigeo.eu