There are times when you need comfort… From a person who eats and a spectator point of few, I have my ways of finding it.
No 1 – pasta dish
No 2 – comforting, funny, not intellectual at all film.
Food first (of course)
Simple Raw Cherry Tomatoes Pasta
2 cups of cherry tomatoes
fresh chopped basil
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
zest and juice of one lemon
salt and pepper
toasted pine nuts
- Start by cutting in half cherry tomatoes. Put them in a big bowl with garlic,basil, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, salt and pepper and sprinkle of chilli flakes. Leave it to macerate.
- In the meantime cook pasta. When it’s al dente, drain and add with a bit of cooking water into your tomatoes. Serve with pine nuts and parmesan.
And the film…that might surprise you, but it’s perfectly uncomplicated just like the pasta: ‘My Cousin Vinny’. What’s not to love! Marisa Tomei – love her. Joe Pesci – love him. And the film is an enjoyable experience. Of course it’s not going to awaken you with the sudden realization what the meaning of life is. But it will make you laugh. And I love smart, underestimated female characters who know a lot about cars and mechanical things and shit like that. So there you go, what’s not to like! You are welcome….