Pasta Al Pomodoro
Sophia Loren claimed she owed her curves to pasta. When I try to stake the same assertion it just doesn’t have such a great ring to it. But oh lordy how I love the stuff. If I were of religious fervor, I would most certainly build it temples, and light candles and take donations for its greatness. There is little else in this world as wondrous and as satisfying as a spectacular bowl of pasta; preferably one the size of a world globe. For this dish to move from ho-hum to epic you need to use the sort of tomatoes that are on the edge of bursting with some spectacular fresh pasta and milky, creamy mozzarella.
There is a video on Daily life here where I offer up some tips on how to make your own mozarella - its surprisingly easy and very, very satisfying in a "I could be a cheese maker if I wanted to kind of way." My sous chef Molly (aka my dog) features again. She's a natural in front of the camera.