Carbonara the italian way

12 Feb

I’ve been visiting the community library more frequently than I usually did before. But it’s not like I passionately do now. I’ve just been hooked on Anthony Bourdain’s crazy hysterical books on his food travels around the globe. Well done to the vast array of selections provided by the Auckland libraries. At least I would have to think twice now if I really need to buy a book.

I borrowed this encyclopedia like italian culinary book. It’s huge and heavy and if given a one second chance to think if I want to borrow it, I won’t. When laziness kicks in. But it has a certain spirit of temptation and charm that I couldn’t resist. It was like there’s something inside that I needed to see and learn. Well true enough for those of you who didn’t know that tiramisu didn’t originate in Japan, I plead extremely guilty to this! Believe it or not it’s genuinely italian. I just have yet to research where they got the name for it. Maybe from Japan!

Italians make their carbonaras without cream. They only use beaten eggs. And lucky for me to be in the land of cheese and milk and sheep everywhere for which I wouldn’t be surprised to find one grazing beside my car parked underneath a line of sap rich trees which I completely abhor. It was easy for me to find pecorino at the local supermarket. I grated it and mixed it with my shaved parmesan, sprinkled them over the freshly cooked spaghetti which melted them right away and blanketed the whole dish with heavenly goodness!! It was magnifico!! I just imagined myself wearing a fake, curly mustache and sporting a white chef’s hat LOL.

But truly it felt like it was a quick simulated travel to Rome which has a strong enthusiasm for pasta 🙂


2 Responses to “Carbonara the italian way”

  1. Pia Yanes February 13, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    i must admit, i am one of the few who thought and strongly believed that Tiramisu originated from Japan hehe everything was invented in Japan! Lol

    • ann coballes February 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

      well it does sound very japanese and we’re absolutely not wrong about that!! hahaha!!!

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