I was working last weekend and was also quite busy over the week. My body and mind are not used to it yet after the long, lazy winter break so they were screaming for comfort after work. Comfort comes in form of pasta for me, so much pasta in fact I will not even put it in writing.
With all that deliciousness on my dinner plate a few things became clear to me over the last couple of days. I shall call it “The truth about pasta”. All really true and tested of course.
1. Different pasta shapes do taste differently. That is a fact.
2. Pasta without parmesan cheese is only half the pasta it could be with parmesan cheese.
3. Whatever you may have thought as a student, no Ramen Noodles (or Two Minute Noodles as you South Africans call it) are not pasta.
4. Pasta is like pizza (only better of course): they both taste great cold at 4am or for breakfast.
5. Pasta is universal. Everybody at least likes if not loves pasta (Unless you are Victoria Beckham, but I think even she would, if she didn’t have to look sexy for David all the time, who seems to like them extra skinny.)
6. Uncooked pasta is the best snack while cooking pasta.
7. Yes, even a pasta dish can be f***ed up. So pay attention while cooking the most glorious food of all!
8. Lady & The Tramp have already proven that pasta is perfect date food.
9. My last trip to Rome was a shocking revelation of the fact that you can easily eat pasta twice a day for a week without getting bored, fed up or even feel guilty.
10. Pasta and parmesan are the kind of love affair you always wanted, but never had. Except now, on a plate. Therefore one must cherish and write songs about it.
11. The only thing I hate about historic novels is that they never eat pasta. I never quite understand the excitement they show about the invention of something silly like ... say a potato.
12. I wish I could say the only pasta better than pasta is pasta with chocolate, but I actually don't believe that to be true.
Is it dinner time yet?