When you have 20 minutes, watch this great video from Cooking with Italian Grandmothers author Jessica Theroux, called “Calabrian Fireside Cooking”:
One grandma laments the old days while foraging for wild greens in her backyard groves, saying “We’re losing the small farmer. He just doesn’t exist anymore.”
Another finishes a dish of beans, greens and homemade pasta, saying she cooks it “The way we used to eat, and still eat today.”
The way grandma used to make it–it’s a sentiment we are attached to here at Bi-Rite, and try to impart upon our guests when it comes to selling food right from the source, and keeping preparation simple.
Make sure you make through to the grandma who makes Falij pasta (pasta en casa)–Che bello!