Italians love zucchini and in June you can take advantage of the start of the season’s zucchini and pumpkin flower production and eat the flowers! Fior di zucca is a perfect appetizer served fried, but you can also enjoy the vegetable baked or cooked into a risotto.
Strawberries are another June favorite. Though they begin producing from May and go well into June, there’s nothing better than a delicious – and fresh – strawberry gelato on a hot June afternoon!
Cherries have been good and getting better every day. They won’t be here long, unfortunately.
For a typical Italian treat, don’t miss figs, which have their first harvest at the end of June. Look for the big, purple variety.