We just made this dish for dinner tonight and it was EXCELLENT! Now, here's the funny part. I specifically went to the store to buy fresh sage and promptly forgot to add it as we were cooking. I did add about 1/4 pound of pancetta to the dish and am glad I did. I did not add any butter, nor did we miss it. I substituted light cream for heavy. And, though the asparagus isn't native and the peas were frozen, what a fresh, springy dish! Am enjoying my second glass of Case al Vento Vernaccio as I type--nice (and inexpensive, if memory serves) accompaniment.
Here's another good one we made recently--Angel Hair Pasta with Crab and Country Ham:
I've gotta say, I love cooking from Food & Wine. How about you? Any recipes you've tried lately that are shareworthy?