12 September 2014


 My friend F.’s niece was getting married.  He was telling us about the upcoming wedding while his girlfriend was out shopping for a dress.

Periodically, she’d send him photos of the possibilities.

We were talking about the new dress, how she had to buy new shoes to match, how of course she’d need a new bag and a new necklace when I said she’d most definitely need some new orrechiette.

Puzzlement turned to amusement and he said, “Orecchini.” Then, he laughed for five minutes.

I had just suggested that his girlfriend get some new pasta to wear to the wedding.

Orecchiete—small, round pasta that kind of look like earlobes

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