I love, love, love this Farfalline Multicolori, it is Specialita for sure. A bit (uulp) pricey to say the least, but your spirits will be raised, just looking at the package. Mine were. A possible cure for depression. Color therapy. A friend was behind me in line, and both she and the checker totally convinced me. Not that I needed much convincing. Healthy too, no fake colors in there, they use spinach, turmeric, paprika, beetroot or squid ink. So colorful.
Having just finished the latest (in our library anyway) set in Venice, Donna Leon mystery, By It's Cover, I was hankering for Italian. Always enjoy her tantalizing descriptions of meals eaten along the way. So inspired by the book, did a Puttanesca on the high hog (wearing fancy bow ties, with pork, ha ha) with it last night. Just added some cubed ham, crisped up in olive oil, garlic, olives, capers, and cream. Some of the saved pasta water as well. Also, the colors do not leach out as some other colored pastas have a tendency to. Lovely and deelish! Will share this with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking. She is sharing a delightful cookbook with contributions from mystery writers this time.