"For me, there's no greater harbinger of spring than the sight of fresh broad beans," says Alvarez. "They're certainly time-consuming, but absolutely worth the effort."
Note Farro is a available from select delicatessens. Lovage has a distinctive flavour that's somewhere between parsley and celery. It can be found at farmers' markets or specialist greengrocers, but if it's unavailable use flat-leaf parsley or small rocket leaves instead.