cooking [jw]

March 19, 2008

take a dozen plum tomatoes and slice them lengthways as though they were your enemy. fasten them into a lidded pot and heat for ten minutes.

chop an onion without tears.
dice a carrot without regret.
shard a celery stick as though its flutes and grooves were the indentations of your past.
add to the tomatoes and cook unlidded for as long as it takes them to yield.

throw in salt, pepper and a twist of sugar.

pound the lot through a sieve or a mouli or a blender.
remember – they are the vegetables, you are the cook.
return to a soft flame and lubricate with olive oil. add a spoonful at a time, stirring like an old witch, until you achieve the right balance of slippery firmness.

serve on top of spaghetti. cover with rough new parmesan and cut basil. raw emotion can be added now.

serve. eat. reflect.



  1. i’m not sure i could serve that. but i will most definetly reflect.

  2. uhm… then i can serve it and you eat. and reflect :)

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