Eastside Road, February 25, 2011—WHERE'D YOU GET THAT recipe, Lindsey?
"I don't know; I wrote it down from somewhere…" Lindsey is nothing if not frugal: she writes with grudging respect for the paper. And this befits a dish like this, cucina povera, a farmhouse recipe from the Umbrian hills, no doubt.
Umbria is not my favorite region of Italy; I don't know why. Our one traversal revealed it as dark, as you'd etymologically expect, and wrinkled. The highlight was seeing fireflies in an Urbino park; that, and the view from up there, down out and over the incredible plain where lentils no doubt grew.
It is a delicious dish; I hope the notepaper will be kept somewhere handy. Green salad after.
Zinfandel, Trader Joe's "Coastal," 2009 (a little dumb and flat, but not disgusting)