Clockwise: black pasta (read cuttlefish ink), dried fava beans, marinated anchovies, and dried borlotti beans.
An impromptu visit to Chelsea Market this weekend led us to Buon Italia, a gourmet Italian food shop. Izzy was dizzy with glee as he skipped down the aisles, picking out random items. He was particularly smitten with the idea of black pasta and I will be challenged to find something to do with it, as well as the dried beans. In the meantime, it has been difficult keeping him from downing all of the anchovies in one sitting. Believe me when I tell you and he can attest, they are so much tastier than the jarred variety.