A Tuscan Dragon

Charlemagne, lanceolate, light green color, intense aroma -   descriptions of an encounter with a medieval Tuscan dragon? - No they are the gastronomic backstory behind dragoncello, the Italian word for the herb tarragon. Native to Central Asia tarragon spread west into Italy after the Crusades. Culinary historians write that the herb was brought into Tuscany by Charlemagne …