Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cooking at home

Cooking at home in Italy is very very difficult.
1. There is delicious food to be had everywhere. And when that delicious food is from a restaurant, I get to sit outside and people watch at the same time.
2. My kitchen is minuscule.
3. I hate doing dishes.
4. The italian grocery store, and all the tiny bread/cheese/salami shops are intimidating to a non-Italian speaker. Okay- the grocery store can be navigated. But I don't know what to buy! I can't seem to figure out what Italians eat at home other than pasta and deli meats.

The one thing that makes cooking easier is when Luke does it.

Sunday night he made pasta sauce from scratch- and it was incredible (as always). We went to campo di'fiori and got a massive bag of tomatos, onions, and garlic for 3euro; dried sausage, and our own basil plant.

An onion and 3-4 cloves of garlic in olive oil

A whole lot of chopped tomatoes, probably 5

(the leftover tomatoes)

Dried sausage

Let the tomatoes start cooking down

Add fresh chopped basil

Preferably from your own basil plant

Let the sauce cook down (and add red pepper flakes, oregano, salt, and pepper)

Drink some cheap wine while you wait

almost done....


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