Lampascioni from Poggiorsini

Posted on Feb 16 2014 by Redazione


Lampascioni or ‘vampagioli’ are a type of seasonal onion in Puglia which were once always prepared during carnival in certain areas of the region. Now, because onions are available throughout the year, the tradition has faded somewhat but they still make a tasty addition to the table.
Similar in appearance to little onions, lampascioni are the bulb of a tassel hyacinth, the muscari comosum. These are a common wildflower though few people realize that you can eat the bulb. Lampascioni are used in Apulian cuisine.