Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pasta? Pasta!

I haven't been posting any of the dishes I made for dinner because they have been boring for quite some time. Whenever I go back from work, I crave something homey (in simpler sense, I crave for instant noodle LOL).

And I have quite a variety of pasta sauces, which I cannot post here just because I don't want to get in trouble for making "a dirty attempt to advertise my company's products". I think not being able to post anything related to your company's product is another downside of working in a food company. Whether you're being critical or biased about the products, there are always people who would think that the posts are part of the company's propaganda.

Nevertheless, in case anyone doesn't know, pasta is one of my favorite food since I was in elementary school. At that time, spaghetti was considered a luxury food. Every time my mother cooked me pasta for my lunch I would get very excited. Although I had a love-hate relationship with the tartness of pasta sauce.

My father, raised at Italian fraternity because he lost his father when he was very young and his mother was not able to raise him, grew a liking for spaghetti bolognaise. I don't even know what we Indonesians consider as "bolognaise" is the real bolognaise, but jarred commercial pasta sauce + ground beef + spaghetti would make a spaghetti bolognaise.

And whenever we go to a western food restaurant, he would try to find spaghetti bolognaise. No matter how scrumptious sounding other pasta can be, he would always stick to bolognaise.

As for me, I love it when my mother adds canned button mushroom to the sauce in addition to the ground meat.

It definitely look like some cheap, unauthentic pasta dish.Yes, I've had wonderful pasta from many authentic Italian restaurants. They're awesome, rich in flavor, perfectly cook. There's nothing I would complain about them. But this simple bolognaise will always stay in my heart. It's a dish that connects me with my parents.

Buon appetitto!


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