Fruit and vegetables

elephant ear fig

The miracle that is the elephant ear fig

“There is a wasp which cannot reproduce outside the flower of a fig; this same fig flower cannot be fertilized without the help of a wasp. When the female wasp ...
horta recipe

Horta – Greek mixed wild greens

"This common weed of the fields and highways is an excellent vegetable, the young leaves forming an admirable adjunct to a salad, and much resembling endive whe...
velvet piopinni

Velvet Pioppini – Fairytale Funghi

Wandering happily around a wonderful Italian supermarket in Aosta, I came upon some beautiful, miniature mushrooms labelled pholiota aegerita. They looked as if...
medlar

All About Medlars

"I ate it all, all of it, culminating in the platonic ideal of farmers' markets: real farmers offering walnuts, honey, medlars in the bonkers ruins of Szimpla K...