Pasta with Saffron and Asparagus

Pasta allo zafferano congli Asparagi

Preparation info
  • Serves

    2 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

I discovered this recipe purely by chance. I was in Tavagnacco, where asparagus is king, and I was walking down a street when a sudden April downpour drenched the town. I ducked under a bus shelter, and next to me was a woman also seeking refuge. Her bag was brimming with white asparagus, and I asked her how she was going to use them. ‘Al modo mio,” she replied, with no ring of defensiveness in her voice. “How?” I asked again. Here is “her way”—a wonderful combination of outstanding