Recipe: Bucatini with Fresh English Peas and Garlic Scape Pesto

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Today on Good Food, Evan talks to Willi Galloway about “bonus edibles.” In her book Grow Cook Eat, Willi talks about how gardening is great for extra goodies like edible flowers or garlic scapes which she uses in a pesto. She also uses fresh English peas which she recommends cooking very lightly. She says, “The secret to perfectly cooked peas is not to cook them at all. In this recipe the heat of the pasta and its cooking water softens the peas up just slightly, bringing out their sweet flavor, which complements the rich, garlicky pesto.” If you don’t have garlic scapes in the garden, you might be able to sang them from your local farmers market.

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