Pasta and Beans
Pasta e fagioli
Italians are proud of their thrifty food traditions. And they have managed to invest an awful lot of great taste in project. Like this pasta beans recipe.
A friend has been on to me for ages for trying pasta beans. This is one of the most typical of typical south Italian recipes, and now I’m in for a slashing for using the wrong kind of pasta. Still it is exactly as good as promised. And a lot better than the ingredients would suggest.
In Denmark people used to make a special sandwich of white bread on brown bread and I guess the principle of starch on starch resurfaces in most peasant diets around the world, where its appeal seem to have waned with increasing wealth. In many parts of Italy, however, people are immensely proud of these thrifty traditions and rightly so as they have managed to invest an awful lot of great taste in project.