In this chapter we discuss one of the most characteristic and sought after products of the province of Vicenza, with a sweet and bitter taste, the Asparago Bianco from Bassano.
Asparago Bianco from Bassano, a delight from the upper Vicenza area, is one of the excellence of the Veneto region, typical especially of Bassano del Grappa and neighboring municipalities. In this area, along the course of the Brenta river, the asparagus has found its ideal territory, thanks to the sandy soil, not very calcareous and well drained. Its peculiarity lies in still being a sprout, in fact it is still harvested when it is underground, completely in the absence of light, to avoid the color change.
Bassano asparagus has the D.O.P. (Protected Designation of Origin) and must be white-pink in color, with a bitter-sweet taste, straight and whole, must not be absolutely empty, broken or peeled.
The legend says that it was Saint Anthony of Padova who spread knowledge about the cultivation of asparagus in the Bassano area, in fact, the end of the harvest season traditionally takes place on June 13, the day of the anniversary of the saint's death.
Other findings come from the Venetian chronicles where, as early as 1534. there is the purchase of white asparagus for the banquets of the doges.
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