Riso e Fagioli!
(Rice and beans)
Fresh Borlotti beans
(if you are lucky enough to find them, otherwise you can use canned or dried Borlotti beans) Borlotti beans are the white ones with read streaks.
Pour a couple of tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into a large saucepan and saute a couple of cloves of garlic.
After this hearty one-dish meal, the perfect dessert is a fresh "macedonia di frutta"
For an even tastier fruit salad, drizzle the top with Cointreau or Limoncello!
and... as Julia Child would have said, had she spoken Italian...