Friday, August 20, 2010

Food memories

Last September I was in Sicily for a few weeks.  One of my favorite dishes was so simple and delicious--I find myself craving it as the tomato harvest approaches.

My hostess simply took a large sauce pan, heated some fresh olive oil, and mashed a number of overripe plum tomatoes in it until hot.  One day I added a few beans--cannelini or chic peas, I can't remember which.  It was such a treat when served over hot rigatoni.  I can still remember my hostess's look of confusion, wondering why I was so fascinated with such a simple dish!

Counting down the days until the plum tomato glut, when the farmer's market vendors are practically paying the customers to haul them away!

Do you have any special food memories?

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