Hello food lovers. Yes, I have been absent for some time. I spent a wonderful holiday in Colombia, seeing friends from Uni. We had such a great time and Colombia is truly amazing. Beautiful landscape, friendly people and a great atmosphere in Bogotá. Of course I also returned with a lot of culinary inspiration.
Back home, I am making our balcony ready for the summer by putting the herb and veg pots outside. Finally! Tomatoes, zucchini, pepper, arugula and various herbs. This year’s urban gardening project is becoming huge.
I also stocked up on Marjoram, which I used today for a Marjoram soup with crayfish.
There are so many different kinds of italian pasta sauces. I find it very interesting that all regions in Italy have their own typical pasta sauce receipe. One of my favourite italian pasta sauce receipe is Pasta Amatriciana (or L’amatriciana or Matriciana) . Amatrice is a city in the province of Rieti, north east of Rome.
The traditional pasta sauce from this region is a tomato sauce with bacon, white wine, onions and chili. The pasta sauce is usually served with Bucatini – a tubed spaghetti-like pasta.
Pasta Amatriciana is something you find on the menu of every good Italian restaurant and it is interesting to see and taste the slight receipe variations. When we made this pasta on the weekend I felt like being in Italy.