Today's post will highlight two pasta experiences I have had of late, both unique, both delicious.
The first 'new' pasta experience I had was several weeks ago when we were hanging out at the Cheesecake Factory late at night with a group of friends. Someone decided to order fried macaroni and cheese, so of course when it came the rest of us wanted to try it. Originally thinking this would be disgusting and I would promptly spit it out of my mouth, I started with a very small bite. The night ended with 3 more orders of fried mac and cheese being devoured at our table. My goal now is to make my own fried mac and cheese, blog to come immediately following the attempt.
The second 'new' pasta experience happened because my friend Blair and I had lunch together at a place called Divine Pastabilities here in San Diego. I had heard of this place, but never thought of going there. I was missing out. The hot item is a "torpasta" which is, as the picture (courtesy of torpasta.com) shows, a roll of fresh bread hollowed out and stuffed with pasta. This sounds particularly heavy, but tastes splendid. They cook their pasta perfectly, their sauces are fresh, fragrant and tasty, and there's something magical about eating pasta without a fork or knife.
Enjoy! I'm off to listen to my latest obsession - The Jonas Brothers. Wrong on so many levels, I know.