Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nigella's Slut's Spaghetti and Glee Watching.

I have arrived at page 188 in Nigella's new book 'Kitchen'. Well so far, among many other things, one can discover a remedy for cystitis, be assured that Nigella will buy a tea towel in Australia while she is here and possibly be surprised to learn that she is an avid watcher of Glee! (Back off Nigella, Finn is MINE!)

Even I was shocked (but not offended) when I turned to page 188 and there before me was this recipe:

Nigella's Slut's spaghetti - aka pasta alla puttanesca

I love it! It reminds me of a time at my cousins house, I was approximately 20 and they were throwing some kind of cocktail party event which was pretty normal in their house. As much as I love to glamor and social aspect of a party, I always find it interesting and exciting to spend time in the kitchen watching the food be prepared, plated and served.

This one night the caterer said "We have too many canapes labeled 'tarts'. What's another word for 'tart'?"  To which I respond "Sluts!"  Well everyone laughed, but within minutes the girls were serving around 'Mushroom Sluts' to all the guests who thought it was the funniest thing they had ever seen served on a tray.

Oh Nigella, we are kindred spirits.


  1. You could have waved madly but I probably wouldn't have seen you anyway, am usually in a coma state at that time in the morning.
    Ruby is having a party over christmas, can you tell me where there is a good place to get party things in Brissy.
    I saw on one of your posts a shop / supplier that you go to and was wondering if it was open to the public :-)

  2. Lady Dollar! Such language! Takes one to know one ;)

  3. Haha! Yes I laughed out loud when I came across that page. It as a literal translation after all, so there's nothing wrong in that! :P


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