Pasta e Fagioli

I apologize for seeming to be obsessed with beans (fagioli) lately, but it’s winter, and beans make for a hearty meal. I don’t really think about beans as much in the summer. It’s in winter that we want our meals to have a bit more substance and earthiness. And beans do the trick. Besides, who … Continue reading

Minestra e Fagioli

Thirty-six years ago, just about to the day of this posting, my cousin, and dear friend, brought me a container of her home-made “Minestra e Fagioli.”   I was just about to give birth to my daughter ( having Braxton Hicks contractions), and I was confined to our apartment.  It was the coldest and iciest … Continue reading