Lunch time, Saturday afternoon. A small centro storico in Avellino. Tavernola San Felice to be exact. La Buona Novella to be more precise. The plan was to have a quick lunch between vineyard visits. But when Annarita Landi brought these little bundles prepared by her brother Francesco to the table, I couldn't help but take my camera out a snap a photo.
A plain white plate. Four little colorful packages. Each with a warm, comfortable filling. From left to right...Ricotta and spinach. Verza and baccalà (cod). Potatoes with scarmoza cheese and porcini mushrooms. Radicchio with guanciale (pork cheek) and carmasciano cheese.
Definitely an amazing appetizer...
And yes, it does taste as good as it looks.
La Buona Novella, Aiello del Sabato (Av)
Chef Francesco Landi
Via Capocasale, 3-4 Località Tavernola San Felice