Kevin and I went to Italy in 2009. More about that when I actually get to Italy in my regular country cooking. While we were there we had lots and lots of good food. Amazing food. One thing that I particularly remembered was Spaghetti alla Carbonara.
Fast forward to our first Valentines Day as a married couple and I wanted to make something delicious. I looked through my favorite cookbook and found a recipe one for that same Italian dish. Boom. Decision made. It was really good and became a regular item on the menu. (Unfortunately the chocolate cake that Kevin made on that Valentine's Day got knocked off of the counter by the cat.)
|I highly recommend this cookbook!|
|Before each recipe it has a long description of what the recipe is and how they came to this version. They try a lot of different things and then taste test them all. I kinda want that job.|
The first time I made it I found it difficult to get everything timed correctly, which is important in this recipe. The noodles need to be hot at the right time! It definitely gets easier over time and I have got the whole thing down to about 20 minutes now. A nice yet fancy weeknight meal. Totally doable international food.