Title : ROSSO COME UN PEPERONE
I quaderni del mangiar sano gets ready for the summer.
Maker of product: Elisabetta Piazzesi
n° pages: 64
The Author Native of central-southern America, it reached the Mediterranean coasts in the early 16th century, where its cultivation spread accompanied by enormous success. The Spanish had nicknamed it “Brazil pepper” for its vaguely spicy taste, but it was a while before its taste was truly appreciated on the tables of the Old Continent. In the beginning, it was indeed only used for ornamental purposes. The early green peppers, the tender yellow peppers, the crunchy red peppers; from northern to southern Italy, you’ll find it in every shape and colour: from the square peppers of Carmagnola or Motta to the heart-shaped pepper of Capriglio, from the thin Cornetto pepper of Pontecorvo to the hooked pepper from Senise. Every region has its own special berry and its typical recipe and, ofttimes, even a special festival entirely dedicated to this very tasty and versatile product which – raw, roasted or fried – successfully accompanies both meat and fish, and adds a touch of fantasy and taste to first courses and salads.