Slices of toasted bread with Suasa’s onions and Jesi’s artichokes

Today we want to suggest you an appetizer using niche products of the Marche’s ancient tradition: slices of toasted bread with Suasa’s onions and Jesi’s artichokes.

In terms of enogastronomic excellences, the Marche region is a truly fertile land. In particular the Suasa’s onion and the Jesi’s artichoke are two species that belong to our biodiversity and they have both been included in the regional list of typical products.

Suasa’s onion is exclusively cultivated in the area of the Cesano river. It is a variety that has been widely used in the past, when it was also sold in local markets. A production that combines two municipalities, Castellone di Suasa and San Lorenzo di Campo, whose farmers have rediscovered its cultivation – even a new association is born to promote its protection end enhancement.

The Jesi’s artichoke is an ancient artichoke variety in danger of extinction. It was saved from an almost certain disappearance by some farmers’ commitment and passion like those of La Bona Usanza.

Two tasty vegetables that can be appreciated in this tasty but easy hot appetizer. Follow our recipe…

First of all, you need some good and fresh bread, better if baked in a wood-fired oven.

For 4 people, you’ll need about 8 slices. After cutting it, the bread should be baked in the oven at 220 degrees for a few minutes – it’s ready when golden.

Slightly salt and season the bread slices surfaces, then spread some sauce. Some drops of extra virgin olive oil…et voilà, our happy hour is ready.

What could you have to drink? Well, a good glass of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore is always a good choice.

Enjoy!

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