Some flavor-memories from our childhood are completely inescapable.
With trips to Italy, years of working in Italian food
and making every type of stuffed pasta you can dream of,
I still cannot beat those memories into submission.
-so any time I make a meat filled Ravioli, sauced simply with tomato,
no matter how fancy they can be,
even with ground sopressata salami, bread-crumbs and parmesan filling.
There’s a little 8 year old inside of me who still remembers exactly what the ones out of the can tasted like.
-I have to admit, putting my current level of Italian food snobbery aside,
as a child, those unmentionable ravioli out the can..
did just the trick
Spaghettini, with basil-parsley pesto
Cavatelli, with spicy eggplant, peppers and niciose olives