Pasta is the main ingredient of many Italian dishes among the best known in the world, such as Carbonara or Amatriciana, second for fame perhaps only to Pizza. It is therefore likely that you happened to try to cook it at home and I firmly believe that moving your gaze away from the pot of boiling water to turn it over the window, on the kettle that rests in your garden, you have had the feeling of two worlds that you could not perceive as more distant.
In truth, there is a method to cook pasta that is very fashionable in Italy especially in recent years, called “pasta risottata”, or “to cook pasta as if it were a risotto”. When the barbecue phenomenon has exploded also from us, the numerous purists of this hobby, those who would prepare even coffee on the grill, have made an almost automatic association between this technique and one of the accessories that in those years we began to see with increasing frequency on the shelves of the barbecue stores: the cast iron wok.
A disappointing bar/restaurant with bowling, karaoke, and other games.
Austin isn’t a perfect place. The three most common complaints I hear about Austin is that it’s overcrowded, pretentious, and expensive. While I’m not sure I’d agree with any of those adjectives for the city as a whole, they do describe Punch Bowl Social pretty well.
Excellent Puerto Rican food, friendly service, and no wait – ever!
I’m a worrier. I can’t help it. From our ballooning national debt to global warming to the quality of the new Marvel movie, I worry about everything. One of the things that’s currently keeping me up at night is the fate of a tiny Puerto Rican place called Chago’s.
Ditch Your Low-Carb Diet for North Italia
I do my best to eat healthily. The only problem– food is my favorite thing in the whole wide world. Not one but two ex-boyfriends have told me (with something bordering on concern) that they’ve never met someone who liked eating as much as I do.
There’s a trove of research that suggests women eat less because thinness is prized in our culture, and eating less in front of a date serves to show a commitment to attaining this prized body type. Of course, these studies show that these sorts of practices are closely linked to eating disorders and body images issues, but it’s a reality that is hard to ignore.
If you are very fortunate enough to catch the end of the raspberry season and the beginning of the peach season at the same time, then you can make Peach Melba jam.
I haven’t tried growing garlic indoors. The plants need a month or so of cold weather which they probably wouldn’t get inside, to stimulate them to form individual cloves. But if you don’t have any other space and are keen to grow some garlic, why not give it a try!
The other day, all I had to do was pour the entire contents of my refrigerator into a bowl and call it a day: A shredded kale salad became the foundation for a pan-seared corn salad, which was pulled together by some Sungold tomatoes purchased at a farm stand in Dripping Springs and a Dijon-honey vinaigrette. The result was a sweet and spicy salad that I couldn’t stop eating.
Tapas. This food is the star of Spain’s nightlife. The way that Spaniards eat and drink are very busy and is simply an overload in flavors. I personally don’t know what tapas are before and how you are supposed to eat it. In some places or countries, tapas are this little snacks somewhat like an appetizer for the meal. But tapas are more like a tradition, a way of living in Spain. Basically, tapas are small portions of food that is served together with your drinks in the bar. You can also order big servings of tapas which are called Raciones.