Favorite Spring Recipes


I am often asked as someone who loves to cook, which season I prefer best. Although I honestly love cooking with ingredients from each season throughout the year, I think I am most partial to spring. I absolutely love fresh spring artichokes, and fava beans and asparagus come in a close second. Add to that tiny, sweet spring peas, and luscious strawberries, and I must admit that I would probably have to pick spring as my favorite season. Enjoy the slideshow below of some of my favorite spring recipes from here on Italian Food Forever. Simply click on the image to be taken to the recipe!

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Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 2014


  1. Dearest Deborah,

    I adore your letters from Umbria; I envy you living in this little part of Paradise,and enjoying
    the best time of the year there.
    I am Lebanese,but an italian food lover myself,the kind of everyday food you describe so well;
    I cannot remember how I discovered your site,but I know that i do not miss a word of your
    reports,and try most of your recipes.
    So please keep on gratifying us with such “bonta” You are such a talented not only cook, but
    story teller! Ciao Bella.

  2. Just a “ditto” to all said by Mario. I, too, don’t remember how I came upon your site and have also tried most of the recipes you offer, have some in reserve for the future. I am a devoted fan and look forward to each edition, forward them to my niece in CA, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for always reminding me of my heritage, tho I need little to remind me of the splendors of being a first generation American and, in my heart, a devout Italian Forever!

  3. Just want to tell you how much I enjoy reading your posts, and how my family is enjoying the recipes I’ve made … learning so much from you.

  4. I too am a grateful follower. I am very thankful for finding your site. You have opened up a new world of cooking for me! I also follow Recipe Rebuild.

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