I often like to research the names of pasta and what they mean,  but sometime a clear definition eludes me.

Fidelini, is one of those.

 The best I can gather, is a reference to the Saint Fedelis of Como, year 304, or the latin root, “Fidel” meaning Faithful.

But whatever the meaning, when you bite into a forkful of these short spaghetti,

tossed in a melange of freshly harvested peppery garden greens, and Sicilian cherry tomatoes.


You get the feeling of an honest (faithful) comfort food, rich with as much tradition as flavor.

Also today:

Fiore, with Rutabega and turnip cream sauce with fresh wood sorrel

Pappardelle, alla Bolognese