Monday, March 06, 2006

I'm back


I've just come back from spending the weekend in Sydney with some friends. (This is why the last two posts took so long to be published). We were staying in a fully-contained serviced apartment complete with kitchen... but I only got the opportunity to cook once. (The rest of the time was spent frequenting Bill Granger's restaurants, see here for details). On our first night there, my friend Matt & I made spaghetti carbonara for the group. It was easy to make, even without my copy of How to Eat on me, and it went down well.

matt cooking

I made up the sauce - stirring together egg yolks, cream, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper - while Matt did the more strenuous boiling of the pasta and frying of the bacon.

pot of pasta

bowl of pasta

bowls of pasta

We only used a 500gram packet of pasta for 5 of us (4 hungry boys and a greedy girl), but after spending the whole day wolfing down Krispy Kreme donuts, we were happy with that amount of pasta.


domesticgoddess said...

do you know, i think i might make this for dinner tonight. i had a massive craving for bill's eggs yesterday after reading your sydney posts, and duly whipped myself up a batch. now i think the same will happen with the carbonara...

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

I didn't realise you were in Sydney. I hope you made it to the Good Living Growers Markets in Pyrmont?

And because you're not busy enough churning through recipes =) I've tagged you for this Four Things Meme. I'm sure all your readers would love to find out a little more about you, cos you're famous and all =)

fooDcrazEE said...

foudn ur blog thru Helen - nice..will be back for more.