I wish it were asparagus season...
very quick late night dinner (which is what happens when one is in the office until 11 pm):
Pasta with escarole, fennel and sausage
Like too many Americans, I used to think that garlic was what defined Italian cooking. Then I woke up.
Oh, it's an important ingredient to be sure, but it's not as central as many people seem to think.
This began with 1 1/2 onions cooked slowly in olive oil with a little salt and pepper, to which was added some sweet Italian sausage, fennel seed, escarole (that had been previously simmered in lightly salted water, then drained), sea salt, black pepper and a little marsala wine.