Like a marriage between a nobleman and a peasant, elegant saffron marries with the humble celery leaf, creating a bit of risotto magic.
Shall we yank back the misty veils of history, and get real?
I’m standing in our orto where most of the celery had wintered over and is now very robust. Which meant, I better chop some of this down and start using it!
It’s orto time! Orto is Italian for a kitchen garden and our garden looks set to keep our kitchens supplied all season long. May the gods of sun and rain smile upon us because we’ve got our pride on the line.Read More
No, black celery is not the stuff you find in the back of the fridge. It’s a much revered type of celery that can only be grown in Umbria in the area around the picturesque town of Trevi. The town seems to be literally spilling down a mountainside, almost in defiance of gravity. This…Read More
Celery has gotten a bad rap over the years and it’s not fair. It seems to always get chopped up where it acts as a supporting player, never getting the spotlight all to itself. Part of the problem in the States is that it is hard to find anything but the supermarket variety of celery:…Read More