Monday, September 29, 2008

Marinara!

Getting so chilly outside, so it's time for heavier foods. Something to warm you up, more so spiritually, after a long day.

Spaghetti on marinara sauce! I love marinara - the simplicity, the rusticness, the healthiness...and the fact that it's not quite as easy as it sounds. But I think I did it - my best effort, and most authentic tasting.

You know what would be perfect? A glass of Chianti or Brunello - something with dustily tannic sangiovese in it. Absolute perfection. Bright fruit flavours, layered with that dusty earthiness.

Autumn is approaching, so it means one thing. Shellfish are coming into season! Clams, mussels, oysters......I can go on and on. I'm craving moules a la mariniere, with a wonderful glass of Moulin-a-Vent. Yes, I assure you, they marry wonderfully.

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