Cime di Rape Stufate

Stewed Turnip Tops

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Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

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Nothing is ever wasted in a peasant household, whatever is not eaten by the family will be used up by the animals. But this is not the case with the humble turnip top, which is so delicious it is considered too good for the animals. In Apulia they are especially fond of this vegetable and it turns up in all sorts of recipes, often accompanying pasta. This recipe uses garlic, rosé wine and bay leaves to make a very tasty dish. If you haven't got turnip tops, try using sliced turnips or anoth