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Green asparagus from Canino is a type of vegetable that can be eaten fresh or frozen. It is grown in the municipality of Canino and to a lesser extent in the municipalities of Montalto di Castro, Tessennano, Arlena di Castro and Tuscania. What makes the asparagus from Canino special is its bright green colour and above all the absence of the woody part of the stalk which is generally discarded. This peculiarity has earned the asparagus the name of mangiatutto (translates as “eat all”). Its organoleptic characteristics depend on the type of soil, chalky or of volcanic origin, and on the mild and temperate climate. Indeed, the temperature in winter only drops below zero on a few days and during the summer it generally remains between twenty-five and thirty-two degrees. And it is thanks to this favourable climate that the asparagus from Canino is ready earlier than in other locations (it is picked as from January) and this makes it possible to obtain a large, excellent quality harvest.
In order to sample this delicious vegetable and get to know how to cook it in various ways, pay a visit to Canino in April when the Asparagus Festival is held. The stands set up for the event allow you to taste a host of asparagus-based dishes, ranging from first courses and main courses to side dishes and sweets.
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Tiella is a typical seaside speciality of Gaeta; its name probably derives from the baking pan (teglia) in which it is prepared. Popular in origin, the dish allowed Gaeta’s peasants and fisherman to enjoy a complete meal that also kept for a few days.
It consists of a circular rustic pizza with Gaeta’s famous olives, its filling may contain fish (such as anchovies and/or pilchards, octopus and squid) and vegetables; ricotta or other cheeses (marzolina, for example) and vegetables; or tomato and onion.
Today, however, it is a specialty highly appreciated and sought after by both tourists and inhabitants of neighbouring towns.

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Here it is a photo-gallery of basic sandwiches(panini) to taste with the most common product that you can find and buy in any grocery store in Latium. These are : Parmigiano (Parmesan), Salame (Salami), Rucola (vegetables), Stracchino(soft cheese), Gorgonzola(cream cheese),  Mortadella, Tonno(Tuna), Mozzarella, Vegetables, Prosciutto Crudo/Cotto (ham), Pancetta(Bakon) and Maionese(Mayonnaise).

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This is a typical salad of the Roman vegetable gardens. Clean the “Puntarelle” by pulling away vertically the external part and you will soon see how the young leaves curl up by themselves.
Wash carefully the leaves and place in a salad bowl which has first been rubbed over with som garlic.
Prepare a good quantity of dressing with some anchowy paste, garlic if you wish, oil and salt, and mix the puntarelle leaves.

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