This is a typical recipe from Sicily. My mom grew up eating dishes like this and that's how she has taught me to cook and to eat! Sicilians don't really eat a lot of meat, maybe once or twice a week. They prefer to eat the ingredients that grow freely in the fields. When my mom was growing up, my nonna would make home made pasta and they would pick the fresh olives and tomatoes in the fields. Of course you need a good quality olive oil to make it taste delicious ... just like Papa Vince!
We love this recipe because it contains our favorite pasta with a healthy, seasonal vegetable that is perfect for Fall. We add in lots of raw garlic which certainly adds to the flavor of the dish but it also boosts your immune system which is so important during the change of seasons.