to the nose it brings a pungent aroma of sulfur, ammonia and vinegar, with notes of wet hay, aromatic root and cheese rind. to the palate it is moderately sweet, vanilla-scented, and with a distinct note of chamomile infusion. doctor jekyll and mister hyde; a double personality in the extraordinary dichotomy between olfactory and gustative sensations. - View our blog as well
excellent with bitter leafy greens like endive and escarole, and to glaze pork, for roasting or grilling, emulsified with vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and black pepper to garnish roasted or grilled meats.
in the kitchen
in the dough for tagliatelle egg noodles. in a marinade with oil, lemon and wild aromatic herbs.
altitude range: 0-1700m
bloom period: march to may
herbaceous perennial with leaves in rosettes, a taproot and characteristic yellow flowers on hollow stems. the seeds form white globes commonly known as puff balls.the seeds of t. officinale were brought to america on the mayflower in 1620, with the first 102 colonists.
pollens and combinations
canola, apple, wild cherry, pussy willow