I was watching this awful reality show the other night.
And I couldn’t pry myself away.
You see, beyond the glitz and glamor there was an important message: family tradition.
A dramatic scene unfolded in this gaudy, gold accented dining room where the quintessential Italian grandfather sat perched at the head of the table. He was speaking to his family about preserving family traditions. With arms flailing and emotions flying, I got his message loud and clear: it is up to us young people to preserve the family table. He went on and on about how everyone is too busy to cook in today’s generation, and this is how family recipes get lost in the sauce (literally).
My mind drifted to our family recipes… and then this dish….