Carciofo violetto precoce di Jesi

The Carciofo violetto precoce di Jesi is a type of artichoke that is grown in the Marche region of Italy, specifically in the towns of Jesi, Senigallia, and Fabriano. This particular variety of artichoke is known for its vibrant purple color and tender, flavorful flesh. It is a popular ingredient in Italian cuisine and can be found in local markets and specialty shops in the region.

In Jesi, the Carciofo violetto precoce di Jesi can be found at the Mercato delle Erbe, a local market that offers a variety of fresh produce and artisanal products. In Senigallia, it can be found at La Bottega del Gusto, a gourmet food shop that specializes in regional delicacies. In Fabriano, it can be found at La Dispensa dei Sapori, a store that offers a selection of local and organic products.

One popular way to prepare the Carciofo violetto precoce di Jesi is to simply steam or boil it until tender, and then serve it with a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkle of sea salt. Another delicious recipe is Carciofi alla Romana, where the artichokes are stuffed with a mixture of breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, and mint, then braised in a flavorful broth.

The Carciofo violetto precoce di Jesi has been awarded the Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) status, which ensures that it is grown and produced according to specific standards and traditions. It must meet the following specifications to receive the DOP recognition:
– Grown in the designated area of Jesi, Senigallia, and Fabriano
– Harvested at the optimal stage of maturity
– Hand-picked and handled with care to preserve its quality and flavor