We all know that Italy is well known for food, the arts and of course love. When I lived in England I had the pleasure of working with many Italians from several different parts of Italy including some of its islands. Working with them certainly proved to me that Italy is most definitely a land of food and love. Italians have got to be the warmest, friendliest and most loving people I have met so far and like so many other Mediterranean countries very very noisy .
Tuscany is a part of Italy that has always appealed to me. There is something very magical about the landscape here especially with the fields full of Sunflowers in bloom in the summer. It’s a great place for either walking or cycling holidays and also Wildlife. There are many different species of wildlife to see here but something quite rare in this area apparently is the porcupine.
Over the years I have cooked a variety of Italian based dishes on a regular basis but my favorite is Fusilli with a Tomato sauce, bacon and mushrooms. I always thought that this was called pasta with a Milanese sauce but it seems that I was wrong. If anyone can tell me what its proper name you can let me know in the comments section.
Fusilli with bacon and mushrooms
Pasta (I used dried fusilli)
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 stock cube (I used chicken stock cube)
Streaky bacon diced
Cook the pasta according to pack instructions (make sure it is al dente)
Meanwhile saute the bacon and mushrooms then add the tomatoes and simmer on a reduced heat for about 10 minutes or until sauce has reduced slightly and thickened a little.
Pour sauce over pasta and serve with a green leaf salad and grated cheese and a dash of love.
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