Against Spaghetti: Orange Risotto from F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook (1932)

Against all commonly believed stereotypes, Italians can hate pasta. Indeed, let me confess: if I had to choose between a plate of spaghetti and a nice homey risotto, with whatever seasoning, I’d pick risotto again and again. Quite a few blog posts ago, I was telling you how to fix a nice tomato sauce for your spaghetti, and how pasta was of course portrayed as … Continue reading Against Spaghetti: Orange Risotto from F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook (1932)

Hunger at Brinkley Court: P.G. Wodehouse’s “Right Ho, Jeeves” (1934)

After the excitement of Shrove Tuesday (and the successful flipping of many pancakes) Nico and I decided what to ‘give up’ for Lent. For the second year running, I choose to relinquish grumpiness whilst Nico, for the first time in her life, has given up listening to music. Looking for something to stave off the imminent onset of a bad mood last week, I turned … Continue reading Hunger at Brinkley Court: P.G. Wodehouse’s “Right Ho, Jeeves” (1934)