Mezze Maniche,

In Italian translates to  “Half Sleeves”

as in, the short sleeves of the T-shirt you wont be wearing.

Not trying to rub it in, –

I just love how playfully accurate some Italian names for pasta shapes are.

-and even though you may not be wearing those short sleeves just yet,

they’re wearing some spicy tomato braised octopus,

That should help shake off the chill.

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Also today:

Spaghetti, and Spicy-Sausage-Balls

Fusili, with castelvetrano olives and roasted piquillo peppers