I’m a casual blogger. I love cooking, and i love writing about food of course, but i work in the IT for a living. This means I don’t always have enough time to cook something complex like a ragu, peperonata, or broth, which requires hours to make.
This doesn’t mean I’m gonna buy all those precooked meals with those unpronounceable names in the ingredients list though. Once or twice a month in winter, i have a cooking saturday or sunday. Or friday evening, depending on my free time. It’s when i usually cook all my sauces for pasta that i can freeze and reuse later during the month, when i want something more complex than a quick recipe.
I got used to that habit, and i almost always eat at home. Going to the restaurant is a rare occasion to me, and i mostly dine out when i want a pizza or a burger with friends. I love wooden oven cooked pizzas, so i’d rather hang out to have one in pizzeria than making it at home, and i really won’t turn the grill on for a burger when i can eat it outside for less than 10 euros.
Anyways, eating at home is not to save money. Not only, at least. It’s more about knowing what I eat. The idea I know all ingredients in my meal, makes me feel more comfortable and less guilty of eating too much. Oh and it’s obviously healty, thanks to the lack of preservatives.
This doesn’t mean i cook alone though. During those days i usually have friends at dinner, so that i can have some chats and a glass of wine together. Many italians love to spend their time in the kitchen, and cooking is more a social activity than just a necessity.
All the recipes in this category are not quick at all, and requires time and passion. Invite friends for dinner and enjoy your cooking time with them and a glass of wine, you won’t be disappointed!