Some super common Italian vegetable are really hard to find abroad.
Many of those grow in January.
Cime di rapa for example, in scientific terms: Brassica rapa sylvestris,
excellent with orecchiette.
Orecchiette alle cime di rapa, deliciousness from Puglia
Cavolo nero, instead is very popular in Tuscany,
perfect for soups…
Zuppa al cavolo nero
Perfect for gratin