I consider myself more of a carnivore than an omnivore. So, while I was initially thrilled upon my arrival in Italy for a summer internship to be served affettati misti day in an day out, my American, southern barbecue and steak-loving self started getting a hankering for something a little more substantial and hearty in the meat department.
After inquiring about my favorite foods, my boss, in typical hospitable Italian fashion, invited me over to his house for lunch, where he surprised me the most delicious arrosticini con zucca grigliata, grilled on his outdoor stove and seasoned with fresh thyme from his garden.
That lunch was the start to a memorable summer, filled with good wine and great people.
** The recipe serves about 4 people, but if you’re a meat-lover like me you could probably eat all the servings by yourself.