In my town, there used to be a popular Italian eatery, frequented by almost every household that I know here and really, it was as comforting as possible. My girlfriends and I went at least once a month to eat every bit of carbs and over the years – it has seen us through boyfriend loves, career dilemmas, break up woes and then over the decades, children, nieces and nephews joined our table and we discussed nappies, schools and of course, domestic help! When it shut down over the pandemic, hearts were truly broken!
One of the dishes that we girls always reminisce is a warm pasta dish that we chose on days we felt guilty over excess cheesiness – a dry aglio e olio style dish with capers, olives, chilies, and lot’s of garlic. This is my copy-cat recipe which could come close to it!