Simplicity and Speed Comes First

Bachelor's Weekly Italian Cooking

I have been experimenting with Italian food for the past two weeks. I bought the “The Sopranos Family Cookbook” from borders last week. (ISDN: 0446530573). So I am planning to have a “Sopranos Family Dinner Party” soon.


Here are some of the dishes I made.

  • Rossted Peppers with Anchovies
  • Fettuccine with Three Cheeses
  • Penne with Spicy Tomato Sause
  • Penne with Swordfish, Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers
  • Linguine alla Carbonara
  • Linguine Alla Vongole ( Linguine with White Clam Sause )
  • Baby Octopus in Tomato Sauce
  • Rigatoni with Broccoli
  • Baked Chicken with Potatoes, Lemon, and Oregano

Since this is the first time I made Italian food, I did figure out how to reduce the complexity of each recipe yet. However I did notice that those dishes are very easy to pipe line. For example, after you start cooking some pasta, you can let the water boil for a while and don’t have to attend it very often. It does not matter if the past is cooked for 12 minutes or 15 minutes. The same idea applies with the sauce. So it is easy to make food for a lot of people in a short time if you can get the timing right.



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