Pasta con primizie

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Appears in

Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

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The first, early cropping of the fruit and vegetable harvest - known as primizie - were revered throughout Italy in ancient festivals and feasting. Make this pasta as soon as you see the first small peas, asparagus, beans, artichoke hearts, broad beans or sugar snap peas. Yes, it does sound a lot like pasta primavera, but that was created relatively recently, by Sirio Maccioni of New York’s Le Cirque restaurant in 1975.