Some people unwind after a long day at work by lounging in front of the television. Making something delicious to eat for dinner is what I do.
I believe that when you cook, you have to be fearless. Try something new that you haven’t done before. After all, as Julia Child once said, “If you make a mistake and you are alone in your kitchen, who is going to know?”
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Minestrone. Not every minestrone has to contain tomato.
Tagliatelle with pancetta, rosemary and chestnuts.
Carrot butter crostini with ricotta salata cheese, pistachio and crystallized ginger. When you cook for one person, you need to vary your dinners, otherwise meals become boring.
Cauliflower, pistachio, prosciutto.
Cavolfiore alla napoletana (cauliflower with anchovy, pine nuts and raisins). You can view the recipe here
Spaghetti with scallops, garlic and hot pepper. It’s one of Marcella Hazan’s dishes from “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking”.
Pork chops with anchovy and green tomatoes, served with roasted heirloom potatoes.
Cavolfiore alla napoletana (cauliflower with pine nuts, anchovy and raisins).
Creamy scrambled eggs, cauliflower “home fries”. The cauliflower was sliced lengthwise so that they would cook in a skillet exactly like they would as if they were potatoes.
Mushrooms and bacon being cooked in a skillet.
Cavatelli with pork sausage and market greens.
Poached egg, carrot butter and white truffles.
Lentil and olive crostini.