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Home Cooking Inspired by Eat Pray Love

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Inspired by the recent release of Eat Pray Love featuring Julia Roberts, I went shopping at Whole Foods with Italian fare in mind.

(A quick summary of the movie: After a series of wrong relationships, the main character in the movie travels to Italy, India and Bali to find herself. In Italy, she learns to find passion in food. The movie highlights the simple fare of Italy, which reminds me of my travels there a decade ago. From my perspective, the food in Italy isn’t the best in the world. If you want that, France is a better country to visit. However, if you want a home-style and simple meal enjoyed by friends and family alike and savored into the long hours of the day and night with food and wine offerings (like in the movie), Italy provides that.)

So back to the Italian fare I’ve had right here at home in the US:

Prosciutto and melon
Rustic bread dipped in extra virgin olive oil, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and pepper flakes
Littleneck clams sauteed with lots of garlic, olive oil, white wine, sundried tomatoes, and onions

And… I still have homemade pasta in the pantry and will be adding simple marinara sauce and lots of that parmesan cheese to that for dinner tonight. Just add a glass of red wine and my dinner is complete!

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Categories: Food, Kitchen