One of my best friend's father grew up
in Italy. I love going to Luca's house because his dad is the best cook. Every time I go
to Luca's house we eat pizza or pasta. We even go on picnics with tubs of pasta instead of
the typical fried chicken and apple pie. As I grew older I watched as Edgio cooked. I
learned a lot from this true Italian. As we were making this website I wanted to share one
of his recipes with you.
First I had to do some research. How
long have the Italians made pasta? I learned that pasta making tools were discovered as
far back as the Etruscans. I was in luck!
Making the pasta at school was a little
hard. Our video version cuts a few corners using canned tomatoes, bottled garlic, etc.
Here is the recipe the way Edgio makes it. I hope you will enjoy this great Italian dish.
5 to 6 ripe tomatoes
1 clove of garlic
one large onion (diced)
olive oil (extra light virgin olive oil)
cheese (I like fresh grated Parmesan and Mozzarella.)
Dip the tomatoes into boiling water for
a few seconds. This will loosen the skin so that they are easy to peel. After peeling,
dice the tomatoes and put them aside for later.
In a large skillet add about three
tablespoons of olive oil. Add the diced onion and sliced garlic. Cook until the onion is
tender. Next add the tomatoes. Add basil to taste.
While the sauce simmers cook the pasta
in boiling water. We use many different varies at Edgio's house. Experiment until you find
your favorite. I like spaghetti. When the pasta is soft, drain the water off.
Pour the cooked pasta directly into the
sauce and stir. Add the cheese.
This is my most favorite meal!