Hop or hops is a perennial climbing vine native to the Northern Hemisphere. It’s one of the most delicious spring shoot for the passionate foragers. Female “flowers” (Cones) are used in beer making. Hops are dioecious (male and female plants).
Hop shoots & risotto Hop shoots have a unique taste, gentle and slightly bitter. Botanists call it Humulus lupulus, but in Italy it has a lot of different names, from one place to another: Lavartis, Luvertin, Bruscandoli, bruscandoi, Verdiscio… names