Today's amazing guest post is from Marissa of The Boot Blog.
Here in Barletta, my friends love to get together for dinner parties on Saturday nights. We drink wine, compare recipes, share stories and laugh a lot. We almost always finish off the night with a stroll to the busy piazza where we buy gelato and discuss what the best flavor combinations are. We love to cook together and make meals like this one, super easy and super Italian!
First, I would put out bowls of these amazing roasted salty almonds for my guests to chomp on as they sip wine and wait for the pasta water to boil.
Then we'd have this very easy to put together, but surprisingly delicious, lemon pepper pappardelle as our first course.
And finally, these eggplant bruschette, no bread necessary!
And there you have it, the perfect Italian dinner party! If you'd like more easy, authentic Italian recipes, check out my e-cookbook, "ten [easy] italian recipes"! Thanks for having me today Kristen!