So, you guys. It’s World Pasta Day.
My first impression was that pasta is like Frozen or the Kardashians. Pasta’s awareness game is STRONG. Does it really need a day?
But then I saw those six unimpeachable letters on the official website: UNESCO. And that this year’s theme is “Feeding the planet.” And that Jamie Oliver is posting pasta recipes on Instagram. And I says to myself, Gratzer, I says, if you haven’t got pasta, what have you got in this world?
Not dinner for half of last week, that’s for sure.
So here’s a little love from New Jersey for World Pasta Day.
See you soon.
Jersey Girl Spaghetti
I named this sauce Jersey Girl because it's full of the things every Jersey girl has plenty of at the end of the summer: eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic and little bit of attitude. In a good way. Obviously.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- Fine sea salt, to taste
- 1 medium eggplant, diced
- 1/4 cup Moroccan oil-cured olives, pitted and chopped
- 2 tablespoons capers
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- 1 26-ounce carton chopped tomatoes (such as Pomi)
- 1 26-ounce carton tomato puree
- 1 pound thin spaghetti
- Grated cheese for serving, because come on