So, this morning while having my coffee and checking blog updates on google reader, I came across a wonderful and simple pasta sauce recipe at Smitten Kitchen. The only ingredients were whole canned tomatoes, butter, and a halved onion. Go look at her pasta picture, how could you resist? I couldn't. It was a good excuse to use my much coveted new cookware as well.
So, this was lunch today:
The sauce was wonderful, so much more fresh tasting than pasta sauce from the jar. It also got me thinking about how much I enjoy cooking.
Cooking for me has always been an adventure, I love trying challenging recipes, and also love making food for other people. It is my way of showing them how much I care. There is an artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, whose artwork consists of him preparing food, such as pad thai, for visitors to the gallery - encouraging them to interact with each other while dining. I think it reiterates how important it is to have meals together, to be with people face to face. A slow meal with good friends is hard to top.