There is so much beauty, whimsy and imagery in the Italian language,

It can transform the delicate word like “tarragon”

to the powerfully menacing word

Dragoncello.

Little dragon, I suppose that is an appropriate name for an herb that can pack such a powerful flavor.

Lumache, with dragoncello, parsley, capers and yellow heirloom tomatoes.

Lumache, tomato taragon

also today:

Maltagliati, with slow braised beef sugo

Squid Ink Conchiglie, in salsa Siciliana