Friday, 10 May 2013

Roma by Fellini

This is my favorite movie of all time. As some of you may know, I am obsessed with my city Rome, and this movie perfectly incorporates all the things I love about it, mostly regarding its people.
There is an amazing scene which takes place in an outdoor 'trattoria', there is a mix of food, people yelling and singing, all seen through Fellini's 'northener' perspective. The whole movie is the impression Rome had on him when he first moved to the capitol as a young adult.
This clip is a mix of some of the funniest scenes from the movie, the first one being from the oudoor restaurant. For those who speak Italian the clip will be more funny.


Monday, 6 May 2013

Linguine ai Gamberetti

I love seafood of any kind combined with pasta of any shape, and while I deeply miss the delicious dishes from Italy, I try to recreate them as best as I can here in London. Last week I posted the simple recipe for Pasta with Tuna, and this week I will give you another simple and quick recipe involving seafood: Pasta with shrimp.

Here is what you need (for 2 people):

200 gr Linguine (Spaghetti will be ok as well)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2  tablespoon white wine
Some cherry tomatoes
Chopped Parsley
Half a pack of Shrimps

Put a pot of water to boil. When it is boiling throw in the pasta.
In a separate pan, let the garlic cook until golden with some olive oil
Add the chopped tomatoes and let cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the shrimps and let cook until pink. You should let them cook until they have a 'C' shape, if they start to cook into an 'O' shape, that means they are overcooking.
Add the white wine.

When pasta is ready, drain and add to the pan with the shrimps. Mix everything together on a low heat and add the parsley.
You can then drizzle a bit more olive oil and some hot pepper flakes if you want to make it a bit more spicy.

Buon Appetito!