Agretti and fishmongers

I’ve been meaning to write about this green mineraly herb/vegetable I tasted in Siena last spring. It was sauteed and drizzled with a spicy olive oil made by Gianni Brunelli (who also makes wonderful Brunello di Montalcino). When I asked Frances Mayes about my new vegetable love, she wrote: Ah, you discovered agretti!!
Some people say it tastes like spinach, but it’s got more texture, almost seaweed-like, a silkier version of salicornes I’ve seen cradling oysters and other delicacies on French seafood plateaux. agretti

Fishmongers at the market in Siena

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