Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Carbonara

While in London, we passed through Borough Market quite by chance; we were supposed to be making our way to a rail station, when we chanced on it. Borough Market is now seen as an expensive tourist attraction, but it's also seen as an amazing place where the best of European (and English, in case they don't quite see themselves as part of the mess) food is showcased. 
The whole family tried a range of cured meats and cheese. This reminded the children of their promise to our London hosts, that they will cook them a meal. It was a Friday night, and a rather cold one; the kids chose some saucissons to use in a carbonara. 
Alone, in someone else's kitchen in a foreign country, by being resourceful and opening cupboards and drawers...
... they found the necessary tools and kitchen equipment...
... and produced this very splendid meal. 
'Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers - Romeo and Juliet, Act 4, Scene 2.
(quote sighted on the South Bank, near Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

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2 comments:

  1. Following in their mothers footsteps I see as inspired and resourceful cooks.

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  2. Your son is really cute! I don't remember (or maybe just didn't know) if he is older than your daughter?
    I taught my kids to cook, too. Actually more the boys than the last one, the daughter. She was not as interested as her brothers, don't know why. Now, though, she is very interested in food. Some years of maturity sure help.
    I have always said to them, "If you eat, you cook!"
    By the way, I really like that quote from Shakespeare. I will tell it to hubby tonight when he makes dinner. (I am recuperating from foot surgery so have had to "stay off of it.")
    Last week I asked him to make us carbonara and he said he preferred to make something else. I will show him your darling boy making it. Maybe that'll spur him on!

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