Fagiolo a pisello

Fagiolo a pisello, also known as pea bean, is a traditional legume variety that can be found in the Lazio region of Italy. This particular bean is mainly cultivated in the towns and communes of Viterbo, Rieti, and Latina. It is a popular ingredient in many traditional Italian dishes and can be found in various stores and shops in these areas.

In Viterbo, you can find fagiolo a pisello in local markets such as Piazza del Gesù and Piazza San Faustino. These markets offer a wide range of fresh produce, including this unique bean variety. In Rieti, the Mercato Coperto is a great place to find fagiolo a pisello, along with other local products. In Latina, the Mercato di Campagna Amica is a popular spot to purchase this bean.

One delicious recipe that features fagiolo a pisello is the “Fagioli all’uccelletto.” This dish combines the beans with tomatoes, garlic, sage, and olive oil, creating a flavorful and hearty stew. Another recipe is the “Minestra di fagioli a pisello,” a simple and nutritious soup made with fagiolo a pisello, vegetables, and broth.

Fagiolo a pisello has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications for fagiolo a pisello include being a small, round, and light-colored bean with a delicate flavor. It is typically harvested in late summer and can be dried for long-term storage.

Sources:
– “Fagiolo a pisello” – www.agraria.org
– “I prodotti agroalimentari tradizionali del Lazio” – www.regione.lazio.it