Bowtie Pasta with Mushroom Sauce
To me, fagioli all’uccelletto is simply Tuscany’s version of baked beans that are traditionally cooked in a flask for hours on an open hearth. The term “bird style” implies that the same ingredients are used to cook small game birds. The modern version is to bake the beans in a bean pot or other heavy oven pot.
Tuscan cooks start with fresh, creamy white cannellini beans, a luxury that eliminates the soaking process, but dried beans are our alternative. Start the process the night before.
This recipe was featured on Season 21 - Episode 2122.
I stumbled on the word ‘uccelletto’ in reference to beans and googled it. When I saw that your site had a recipe, I checked it out (and printed it). I love your show!
I was double checking for my grocery list … you call for 3 cloves crushed garlic (yum!) but give no info in the directions what to DO with them. I’m guessing you cook them with the sage, but you might want to SAY that.