Leticia PlatePortland, Maine, US
Leticia has been illustrating for many moons and many meals... A graduate of School of Visual Arts in NYC, her work has been published in various magazines & national newspapers. She lives in Portland, Maine with her family, a sweet dog and 3 temperamental chickens.
Recipes By Leticia Plate
This is the kind of recipe that uses what's left in the pantry at the end of the week to create a tasty dish. Most Italian kitchens have all these ingredients always at hand: olive oil, olives, garlic, capers, anchovies and tomatoes... There are many theories on the origins of the name of the dish, but as I remember, it's just a frugal way to make do with what is available! Global Cuisine
Ta-da! You are now capable of transforming any leftovers into an amazing dinner: all you need is 3 eggs and a pre-made crust! Add mushrooms, broccoli, corn, bacon, cooked onions or whatever rocks your boat to this magic mix and voila', dinner! (or brunch)
In Italy, when I was growing up, it was traditional to eat lentils at New Year's eve, because they would bring good luck for the year to come (or money, specifically, since they are round)- But they are certainly good any time of they year, and they are lucky because they are healthy!