Week 1: Italy

Rolling out the perfect dough
Rolling out the perfect dough

I was going to quote part of a song from The Sound of Music as this is my first blog post, but seeing as the movie takes place in Austria I think I better skip it. (Not to mention how cheesy that would make me). Sergio invited me over to make some homemade pasta. There were two reasons. 1. His wife, Ashley had surgery on her foot and was forced to rest on the couch rather than scooting around in their kitchen. 2. Sergio and I make amazing pasta together. No seriously. A couple years back we had the most wonderful MLK day off that anyone could imagine. We rode bikes around town on a picturesque San Francisco day. We drank beers in the sunshine. And we decided to cook our lovely Significant Others a mindblowingly delicious meal. We made our hardworking, well-deserving SO’s a butternut squash ravioli in a sage butter sauce from scratch. And we nailed it! So when Sergio asked if I wanted to again make delicious pasta with him, I was hopping in an Uber faster than you can say Surge Pricing. Continue reading