pasta diaries & foodie movies worth watching
Oh, YUM! That sounds wonderfully tasty, and the movie list is a fun one.
Have you seen, Chef? I quite enjoyed it; it's a story of a father, his son, and a food truck. Funny, sweet, and poignant.
The Hundred-Foot Journey is a great story, too, if you haven't seen it.
A big ‘YES!’ to abbondante! 🍝
Funny you should ask, Sinù! We are planning to publish an Andalusian set story in the next few weeks. Waiting for it to get a little colder so that memories of the still warm southern Spain autumn sunshine will help see us through the Northern European cold and dark.
Reading this made Sabrina and I think about the atmospheric meal we had at lunchtime today- not because we ate pasta (we are deep in rural Andalusia right now, so that would be a difficult feat), but because the Asado where we sat surrounded by locals was full of joy and laughter ('abbondante' for sure). A table full of old men argued loudly and good-naturedly about politics and football, school kids just picked up, laughed with their mothers, groups of ladies lunched and gossiped, and a bunch of young guys flirted with the waitress. It was like being part of a show! And the food- massive plates of barbecued meats and salads, was similarly 'abbondante'!
I haven't watched it in years but I remember enjoying "Big Night" with Stanley Tucci, about the struggle of two brothers from Italy to run a successful restaurant in the US in the 1950s.
One question: what do you mean by 'glugs'?
Regarding olives, the best in the world are the Kalamata olives (though they can also be a bit expensive). They're not quite as salty as your typical olive, but they are extremely tasty. Truly delicious. They tend to be purplish, but I think there are some pink ones too, so you might have used a variety of Kalamata.
Will have to try your recipe ;) I love pasta.
So glad to have you back, Sinù! 💕
That pasta sounds delicious; I love simple sauces like yours that really let the ingredients shine. I don’t think I’ve ever added Greek olives, but now I feel like I have to try your recipe ASAP. I agree that abundant plates are the way to go!
Also thank you for sharing the movies! Fall is the time of year when I really enjoy snuggling up in a blanket and watching a good movie, and now I have a great list to choose from when the weather gets cooler ☺️
“Each olive is a happy thought.” I love that and the way you personalize food so well. This sounds like a beautiful and delicious pasta!
I’m sorry to hear of your injury, Sinù and hope the recovery is going well. Watching food-themed films would provide a welcome distraction. There are many you mention that I haven’t seen and would like to check out. One that’s considered a classic that perhaps you already know is “Babette’s Feast.” I watched it so long ago I need to revisit it.
“If you do like overcooked pasta, please, never let me know.“ 🙌🏼😂
I hope you are on the mend!
I didn't know you had lived in Australia. What a small world!
Sorry to year about your back, but I did enjoy the list of foodie movies.
I’ve just had a big lunch but this has made me hungry again!