A soup with all the sassy flavors of pasta puttanesca. You know, the famous spaghetti created by Italian “ladies of the night”. With anchovies, capers, kalamata olives, sun-dried and fresh tomatoes surrounded by tubettini pasta and cannelinni beans swimming in a sea of red pepper infused broth.
Mediterranean chicken ragù with artichokes, capers, roasted red peppers, fennel, garlic, tomatoes and orrechiette pasta. Little ears. With their hollowed out nooks they capture the slow-cooked melange of vegetables and seasoned chicken so tender it falls apart merely by touch. This sauce was the best way to use up the half-eaten jars of Italian delicacies languishing in my fridge. There’s that. And this. . .