April 21, 2010
The Wonder of a Wooden Spoon
Labels: Dinner Conversation
I love making pasta. Nothing seems to beat plain old tomato pasta sauce. It never has to be complicated, but it can still be fun in making it.
I think the secret to a good tomato sauce is the sheer simplicity behind it. You dont ever have to make it overly complicated to be delicious. I confess that sometimes I blast out a playlist of Italian Opera, singing Nessun Dorma or La Traviata at the top of my lungs. Luckily for my roommates, I usually wait until they are out of the house to spare them the noise. Sometimes if the mood hits me, I put on The Godfather behind me as I cook.
I admit, I am not Italian. But I have a very close Italian Aunt that makes some of the best food imaginable. Just having her in the family is excuse enough for me to pretend once in awhile! Besides, It's fun to get caught up in the passion!
I find that the one thing that I really enjoy about cooking pasta sauce, is a wooden spoon. I know it has nothing to do with the flavour, but it has everything to do with the feeling. Even sampling some of the pasta sauce with this spoon just seems to make it taste better. It should belong in everyone's culinary collection..