Recipes · Soups

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

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