August 5th, 2007
home for a bit!
great weekend hanging out with prosicated's parents, including dinner at a Batali restaurant, http://www.ottopizzeria.com/
holy crap, amazing.
Reading The Omnivore's Dilemma, a fantastic read if you're one of those people who eats food and thinks about it. I started it yesterday afternoon, and I'm nearly done.
(Also read the last Harry Potter. Not entirely sure how to feel about it. I guess I feel that the series lost momentum about halfway through and coasted through the last few books.)
Work tomorrow, then to DC on tuesday/wednesday. Busy couple days here!
Off to pet sullen kittens and crash.
Current Location: home!
Yes, that is a book -- the Omnivore's Dilemma, I mean -- I've been hearing a lot about lately. A friend of mine who came out to visit had been reading it at the time. Until that point, he thought GM crops were being produced to end world hunger and that local, organically grown food was unnecessary and expensive. After spending a week with me and reading about how agrobusiness treats animals, he went home and joined the food co-op. I'd like to think it was all due to my fantastic cooking and eloquent rhetoric, but I'm sure Mr. Pollan also played his part. ;)
Tell me more abotu Batali restaurant. PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE?
Yeah. I'm the same about last HP book.I mean....eh.EH.
Holy crap, amazing.
So here's the thing, it was just really. good. food.
It was also really simple food.
You hear on those TeeVee thingies that he's all about simplicity and good ingredients, but until you've sat at a table with the worlds tastiest olives, cheeses, pickled figs, chili-apricot preserves, black-truffle-honey, and really simple but amazing pizzas, you just don't quite understand the depth of simple preparations with amazingly good ingredients.
At least I didn't.
take for instance, this dish:
LINGUINE ALLA CARRETTIERA
MARKET PLUM TOMATO, BLACK PEPPER, GARLIC CHIVES
Simple, but absolutely amazing.
It's getting only 3-4 star reviews on sites like Yelp, and people are nearly all saying "i paid that much for a pizza that had hardly anything on it?" I think these people don't understand quality over quantity. Treat it more like a Tapas restaurant than a "Pizza Place" and you'll 'get it.'
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yay for home! boo for leaving again so soon! yay for that being short!