Spaghetti is a classic and easy dish. There’s something very fulfilling about watching hard noodles transform into something delicious and edible in a matter of minutes. This recipe spices up traditional spaghettis with the use of pepperoncinis and pancetta (dry, cured meat similar to bacon but closer to the French “lardon,” as in lard). A slight adaptation from Lidia Bastianich’s original recipe, this is a delicious meal sure to please.
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Who would have thought that potatoes were not considered to be a food during the 17th century? Yes, the French have deemed these crops only as a hog feed. But thanks to Sir Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, his studies and stunts have proved that potato is indeed edible.
This recipe, inspired from Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pepin, is just that: fast food. But you’ll find no greasy burgers or artery clogging fries here. Instead fresh tomatoes, tuna, olives, and anchovies are on the menu. This recipe can be a real crowd pleaser: it’s a simple and quick fix, yet the finished product is delicious and aesthetically pleasing.
This post (and recipe) is dedicated to the life and memory of a good friend of mine, Tomoaki Sawada, a.k.a. Sawada-san. I had been working with him for several years, and met him multiple times here and in Japan. Every time, he had been so good to me. He liked good food, and he liked to drink, Sake, and Shoju. I made that recipe today, but was not planning to post for a while, but this is only fitting that I post today.
I first had Yakitori – literally translates to grilled chicken – in the smallest place in a back alley in Tokyo. The place could sit maybe 5 people, but the food was sumptuous. They have a tiny grill, and they can’t cook for more than 2 or 3 at a time, and they used ice cubes to clean the grill, quite an experience. So you don’t have to fly to Tokyo, here’s a recipe that should get close.