Fancy Some Italian Asparagus?

Funny enough broccoli was first referred to as Italian Asparagus when first introduced to England. Broccoli is of Mediterranean origins and is part of the cabbage family. Cultivation dates back to the times of the Roman Empire but it has only been since the last century that the presence of broccoli has flourished in our kitchen cooking. Currently in season with abundance, following find our suggestions to make good use of the lusciously green edible flower.

Check out the recipes below:

Pasta with Broccli pesto

Pasta with Broccoli Pesto

 

Lush Broccoli Soup

Lush Broccoli Soup

 

Broccoli fritters

Broccoli Fritters

 

Recipes & Photos by Claire Borg

This feature has been reproduced from the foodie | Issue 19 (Jan-Feb 2012).