Cucina Povera is food born out of necessity.

Not just the necessity to eat to stay alive,

but the Italians’ necessity to enjoy that food wich keeps you alive.

Even if you were so impoverished to merely have a few stale crusts of bread,

a couple of salted little fish you caught last season, a teaspoon or two of olive oil, a clove of garlic

and a bit of dried or fresh pasta,

you would be able to afford the comfort that this dish provides.

Tagliarini, with anchovy and garlic toasted bread crumbs

Tagliarini Molocole

Also today:

Rigatoni, alla bolognese

Conchiglie, with fresh corn and pesto