There is a phrase in Italian “To Do The Little Shoe,” translated “La Scarpetta,” and it means to mop up the delicious pan sauces with a heel of bread. This week I am co-hosting a party with my lovely friend Prudy, and I’m hoping for an endless stream of party guests hungry for food, fellowship and fun who will adopt the convivial spirit of La Scarpetta and eat up with relaxed abandon.
First a little information about the party. Fiesta Friday, a weekly blogging event of writers who bring recipes and other festive posts, has grown into a wonderful, supportive community since its inception 19 weeks ago. Say what you like about virtual “friends” or “communities” — I personally feel a connection to all of my friends who participate in this weekly event; I have learned so much through reading about others’ lives and kitchens; and, it’s improved my own cooking and hospitality skills. Win/Win. So much better than many of the “real” parties with “real” people I endured in teenage, collegiate and even adult times. Let’s face it, sometimes parties are stressful and scary. Not here!
To join, simply do the following:
1. Create a post on your blog featuring a recipe or festive idea, thought or creation.
2. In your post, link to Fiesta Friday #19.
3. After you have published your post, return to the Fiesta Friday #19 page and scroll down and click the “Click to Join” badge. This will walk you through the process of adding your post to the party. It is very easy.
4. Return to the “Click to Join” link on the FF #19 page to see what guests are at the party this week and what they have brought. Mingle and have fun. Join us next week and the week thereafter, and if you are interested in a little friendly competition and raising the level of your cooking/partying skills, stay tuned for monthly challenges.
Now, let’s do “La Scarpetta” with this soulful, meant-to-be-shared tender, old world ravioli:
This recipe was adapted from Emiko Davies‘ blog which I am crushing on right now.
Enjoy! Be sure to sop up the remaining sauce with a bread heel.