June foods in Italy

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.

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