However over here in Italy, the enthusiasm of the Italians is contagious!! Pepe my fruit man, when I am buying the delicious fruit and vegetables ( so cheap too) always asks me how I am going to cook them and I look at him and ask surreptitiously - "What do you suggest?" and he says - Do this and "un po di aioli" and then take it out - add lemon and oil and a few capers!!…. and it is always so simple but because of the wonderful flavour of the vegetables it is so goddamm delicious!! In fact vegetables get the main stay down here and meat after the veggies!!
This month it is artichoke season and tonight I cooked artichokes for the first time in my life and yes i am sold.!! Fantastic!! - so good - so great - so flavoursome!! omg!! why have i waited so long!!
Life is so exciting when you discover a new fantastic thing that you have not known before and one thinks - "Why has it taken so long to learn about this!!" In the last week I have eaten artichoke pie, fried hearts of artichoke and boiled artichokes leaves and I love them all and each method of cooking produces its own beautiful quality!!