Orecchiette with Broccoli
Over summer we were lucky enough to have a friend stay with us who is a) Italian, and b) a professionally trained cook. Best houseguest ever, right?! Although this definitely put the pressure on my own culinary abilities (let’s just say that compared to a pro, my knife skills resemble a toddler painting with an eel), we were treated to several beautiful home cooked meals (and home cooking is always better when it’s someone else cooking).
We had a variety of dishes over the three weeks he was with us, but through all emerged some common themes, which we agreed were the reason Italian food is just so damn good.