In April and May, she’ll be hunting wild asparagus or the coveted wild green, rapunzoli and caccialepri.
In June, she’ll be scrambling the mountains with her walking stick, seeking the wildflowers needed for the flower petal tapestries of le Infiorate.She’ll probably have some wild fennel, too, which she’ll give to local restaurants for the seasoning of pork and poultry dishes.
In early fall, just after the first rains, she’ll head out with a sharpened knife to gather la cicoria and grugnoli on the mountainside just outside the medieval walls …and in the midst of the olive groves on the slopes.
If rains follow warm weather in October, Gina knows where to find the tastiest wild mushrooms.
If you see her on the street, she’ll probably give you some…
Over ninety years old, our Gina is an Assisi treasure.
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