Orecchiette with broccoli and sausage is such a tasty dish I wish I could sing a song about it. I mean, broccoli really gives a high five to the sausage and then they go give a hug to the orecchiette…this is how I picture the whole thing. No, I didn’t drink, if this is what you are asking yourself 🙂 It is just that sometimes I am still surprised about how much the simplest things ever can be so good! Sausage and broccoli is really a great couple, like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, or Bonnie and Clyde!
Chicken Cacciatore is undoubtedly one of the most well-known dishes of Italian cuisine abroad. For sure, it is one of the most common during Sunday lunches in Italy, above all in the central and northern regions. I have tried for a long time to understand the region of origin of this tasty and juicy dish but I came to realize it is not really clear where it comes from! Infact the recipe admits many variants depending on who’s cooking for you and where! I find this pretty interesting as you might think you know what to expect and then you get a small – or major surprise, whether you eat this in my region, or you go to Emilia-Romagna, or Toscana.
Fagioli all’ uccelletto (literally bird-style) is a dish that basically consists in beans cooked in tomato sauce, enriched with sage. Maybe you are asking yourself where is the scam…isn’t it too easy? I assure you this simple dish will save your evening, either if you need a single dish or a side dish. Warning: prepare yourself to dip an interesting amount of bread into the sauce..because that is so tasty you will literally have to.
Now, a curiosity!
As I already underlined in my recipe of pumpkin risotto with gorgonzola, pumpkin is the star of the autumn! I have cooked it in so many ways during the season…last time it was a soup I prepared for my colleagues at work for Halloween. We organized a soup contest so I put myself at work, to clean, cut it – once more! In the end there was no winner as everybody had prepared wonderful soups so we just ate them all and congratulated each other 🙂 That’s why I decided to prepare it again – and clean, and cut, and cook – for this post, but this time I thought to enrich it with another ingredient…lentils!