Monday, June 30, 2014

InterCourses: Strawberry Pasta

So Strawberry Pasta happened.

First of all, though, I don't know why I have this week's book.

OK, no.  That's  not entirely true.  I have this book because I saw it at the book sale last year and thought for some reason it was hysterically funny.  I mean...come on.  It's called INTERCOURSES!

But then I realized I'd actually have to blog this book, since I'm doing all the cookbooks in my collection, and I didn't want to skip it, and I promise I will do my best to make this as least awkward as possible.  (Is that bad grammar?  I just don't know.

So this cookbook is all food, I guess.  I saw this strawberry pasta and thought, huh, that's interesting.

And interesting it was.  It wasn't bad, don't get me wrong.  But it was weird.

Poor Dennis.  He ate it, but I'm pretty sure he still, over a week later, doesn't really know how to feel about it.

"Is it sexy pasta?" I asked him while we were eating.

He had to think.

"It' a trip to Disneyland with people you don't like," he said.  "It's like 'this is awesome, but I have to ride this ride with you.'"

The more he ate, and the more he thought about it, the more things he had to say about it.  (And I literally wrote them down as he said them, so these are verbatim.)

-- "It makes me want to go eat a buffalo."

-- "I should have gotten high first."

-- "I kind of feel like I want a shower.  It was that weird of a visit."

-- "It's like walking away from an encounter, feeling glad you didn't leave your phone number with them."

-- "It's damn twisted."

So there you have it.  Do with that what you will.  As for me, it wasn't bad, but most likely, I won't make it again.

Sexiness on a scale of 1 to 10:  -50

Strawberry Pasta
Serves 2
From InterCourses: An Aphrodisiac Cookbook


1 pint strawberries
1/2 lb. spaghetti
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for serving
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
Mint sprigs for garnish

Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor, and strain the liquid to remove seeds.

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions.

Once cooked, drain the spaghetti and toss with the cheese.

Heat the butter and cream in a saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted.  Mix well.

Move the pasta to a serving bowl, add the strawberries, then the butter sauce.  Toss well.

Serve with additional cheese and garnish with mint, if you want.  (Weirdly, the mint improves on this stuff)

Eat, and be vaguely weirded out.

It looks like brains.  Braaaaains!


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