Anna: I’ve wanted to do this recipe since I first read this book cover to cover. With a cup of tea.
Kirstin: It’s a bit like sausage sauce on Fridays. This looks really yummy. I can’t wait to eat this. I couldn’t find any orecchiette on Ocado, but then I found my lucky packet in the cupboard.
Anna: Your emergency packet? Like your emergency Creme Egg? I am feeling very smug, for my search for cavolo nero paid off this morning. I hunted it down in the Foodhall at John Lewis. Hurrah!!
Kirstin: Who would’ve thought?
Anna: Me. Clearly. And the sausages are proper Italian boys from Gennaro’s in Lewisham.
Kirstin: You have succeeded in your food quests. You are truly a mighty Jedi.
Anna: It had better taste nice!
ONE HOUR LATER
Tom: Wow. This is yum. Did you add extra chilli?
Kirstin: I just added the amount it said.
Anna: But I was told by Mr Gennaro at the deli that they were spicy Italian sausages.
Kirstin: And the chilli I use is really spicy.
Tom: Well, it’s great, anyway. Meat, vegetables, pasta and cheese, all in one dish!
Anna: There are a couple of things to note. We had to leave it in the oven longer than he said to melt the ricotta. We ended up putting the grill. But the end result…
Kirstin: …was jolly nice.
Anna: Would it be wrong to say that I could eat the whole lot?
Kirstin: The poor boy is finally better, so we can’t eat Peter’s portion.