I have been down and out with a bad case of bronchitis.
So instead of pleating dumplings in Shanghai with my mom, nephews and friends as planned,
I am bedridden.
But feed a cold, starve a fever?
Here in Italy, I have adapted to what Italians feed a cold.
Instead of hot tea with honey: hot milk.
Instead of chicken soup: beef broth with Pastina!
I actually slept some last night and can almost breathe so today here is my lunch.
Simply heat the broth to boiling and then cook the pastina until tender. We serve it with a dab of butter and some grated parmigiano reggiano.
Hope I feel better soon, fall food is my favorite!