It seems that the common name for basil originates from Basilicus, king of snakes, born from the blood of Medusa, the only mortal of the three Gorgons, whose look turned anyone to stone. Perseus who was entrusted to kill her, used a metal mirror to avoid her stare… Nowadays it is said that, not finding any reflective surfaces and not having any better alternatives, Perseus used basil leaves.
Cut the top of the tomatoes and remove the seeds, turn upside down and leave to dry for the time required to prepare the stuffing. In a pan, brown the chopped onion and garlic in oil and add the anchovies. Remove from the heat and cream the cheeses in the pan having diced them finely to obtain a thin sauce. To make this step easier place the pan on the heat and use the amount of milk required. Cook the pasta, reading the instructions given on the label with care. Sauté the pasta in the pan with the sauce and season with salt, pepper and aromatic herbs. Fill the tomatoes with equal amounts of stuffing and cook in the oven on 200° for 10 minutes. Serve very hot, adding some fried basil leaves as a garnish.