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pasta e fagioli for pasta lovers

Italians have always been bean eaters. The bean is cheap protein after all. Greeks ate lentils. Romans consumed  garbanzo beans and black-eyed peas daily. Commons beans arrived in Italy from America with Colombo and returned to America with Italian emigrants and their “pasta fazool”. As for myself, I have had some bad bean experiences. The… Continue reading pasta e fagioli for pasta lovers

Cooking Tips and Ingredients · Dried Pasta · Life in Umbria · Pasta · Recipes

the antimafia and other very good pasta

“GO BUY  ME A KILO PASTA, WILL YOU?????” This Italy here  is a crazy country and always will be, but important priorities are respected. A good bowl of pasta is  hardly ever refused. So easy,  so good, so comforting. It’s in our genes, in our blood, it’s the mother of foods. Pasta comes first, not… Continue reading the antimafia and other very good pasta

Dried Pasta · Fresh Pasta · Recipes · Sauces · Spring

tagliolini with almond pesto and broad beans

TAGLIOLINI WITH PESTO AND BROAD BEANS. Umbrians love broad beans, fave. As soon as it’s spring, crates of the long green pods start to appear in markets and shops. Those who are lucky enough to have a vegetable garden will pick the young and tender ones and give bagfuls to their neighbors as a gift.… Continue reading tagliolini with almond pesto and broad beans

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ministry of protection of mistreated foods

If Jamie Oliver has a ministry, I also want one.  I need it for Italian food.  For all those recipes of our wonderful cuisine that have been mistreated to the point of becoming unrecognizable, unhealthy and often unpalatable. My ministry will make laws so the following offense will be punished: 1) adding fruits, corn, nutella… Continue reading ministry of protection of mistreated foods