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Originally posted on 15 Sep 2005

How? Why? Why don’t people cook for themselves? When a delight like this is just minutes away? But no, they’d rather open a box or a can or a bag.

  • Take some whole wheat fettucine. Break it in half and cook it in salted water.
  • Meanwhile, slightly crush a clove of garlic. Rub the inside of a bowl with the clove, then mince what’s left over.
  • Dice a garden fresh tomato.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the bowl, along with the minced garlic and diced tomato. Drizzle with a generous amount of good extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with some kosher salt and add a twist or two of freshly ground black pepper.
  • Toss well.

Nigh on perfection. “Olio et Aglio” but with a little kick. I barely restrained myself from eating the entire bowl, and that was after eating the rest of my meal.

No, don’t speak. Just let my stomach and I enjoy this little moment of bliss. Ahhh…tasty…