Sunday, August 19, 2012

Welcome to my Kitchen


Benvenuti nella mia cucina.
That is how Ricardo Costa greets you. The two things that I like about this guy is his body language and his flow of words.  (sigh. . . wish I could talk like that)





Yes there is a slight hint of an Italian accent but that is very slight and negligible.
Benvenuti nella mia cucina simply means Welcome to my kitchen”. 
I don’t usually write blogs on cooking and recipes (unless it’s something made at home) but I like Ricardo’s point of view. He says that we don’t have to always go out for a date. The thrill of preparing something at home right in front of your girlfriend is something different. And then he actually goes ahead and shows you how to put together a delightful Cheese & Basil Pasta.  In his own words “it is not a big and grand dish, it is a simple vegetarian dish”  (does that mean vegetarian dishes cannot be grand?) 
Some words sounded familiar to me like the ingredients: Mascarpone cheese, Sundried tomatoes, Swiss cheese, Gorgonzola cheese, Parmesan cheese and Pecorino Romano cheese. These are some of the words that my wife throws around when she gets excited about cooking. So I was all ears . . . . . . .   maybe I can get hold of some new words and throw it back at her.

"You know Orson Wells once said: the Swiss are good for two things, the cheese and the cuckoo clock”  If you are wondering how Orson Wells came here, that is what Ricardo rambles on in-between his cooking. I also came to know that Basil juice is a good antidote for Scorpion bite. He also has some advice about how to buy good quality pasta.
Well, coming back to the cooking, first let’s start with some sauce, we simmer some milk on a low flame…. I think it is better that you hear it directly from Ricardo click here.

16 comments:

dr.antony said...

It is the same post at the other site,nothing more.
I love cooking and take it as a hobby.And i love cooking for my friends.

Daisy said...

Interesting post, Joe. I enjoyed the video too. That dish looked good!

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Wow, I wish I could visit one of those cheese storages...:) Thanks for visiting my blog!

Susan Deborah said...

Cooking is fun. My husband loves to cook.

Joy always,
Susan

Lazy Pineapple said...

though I am not a fan of cooking. I do love to make Italian dishes as they are easy and taste heavenly. Thanks for sharing this video.

Indrani said...

I love to watch others cook.

Haddock said...

Dr Antony, I think you did not notice the movie at the bottom.
(Daisy & Lazy Pineapple could see it)

Haddock said...

Marina, that picture of the cheese was clicked at Pondicherry. Will be writing a post on it soon.

A said...

I so want to have a slice of that cheese!! :-D

Azra said...

Nice blog :)

Beth said...

I like any dish made with cheese and pasta.

Thank you for stopping by one of my blogs and leaving a nice comment.

Beth

Teresa Evangeline said...

I've gotten hooked on the cooking channels here in the U.S. I love learning about what works together and why. Italian cooking is especially easy and tasty. Thanks for the video. I wrote down the ingredients and instructions and plan to try it.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I learned many skills and got many ideas from watching cooking shows...I love to cook!!! and right now the garden is abundant so life is good.

May said...

One of my best cooking shows.. I'm addicted to cooking programs. Thanks for linking up in Exposure 99% weekday blog hop, and I look forward being part of your blog..

Harman said...

nice:)
I love any kinda cheese
cheese on that :)

Pinku said...

am drooling over the cheese shots.. :)