Sunday Afternoon Pasta: Bucatini Pomodoro Crossed with Marcella Hazan’s Tomato and Butter Sauce with Onion

I was torn between Marcella Hazan’s (her name be praised) bizarre because you can’t believe it will work and a basic pomodoro so I mashed the two together with some bucatini my wife picked up the other day. Bucatini has been a fixture in our house for years but lately she’s been coming back from Aldi with a selection of varied pastas. She’s sent me diving into my copy of the Geometry of Pasta and scanning suggested recipes from any of a dozen books and web sites.

It’s been fun. I’d never had casarecce, but thanks to her adventurous shopping I’ve learned that with arugula and cherry tomatoes it sings. Chittara needs bottarga and while I love rigatoni with pancetta, peas, and cream the best choice for that sauce is garganelli. But today is back to basics, or at least experimenting with basics.

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I’m a Bad Web Person

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I’ve been a terrible host, neglecting my duties here as I galivant about the web trash spouting out about poetry, the Beatles, and Maus.

I’ve linked to what I’ve been up to since my last post below.

I’m having a great time with a Friday feature over at ordinary-times.com called POETS Day. That’s an anacronym for Piss Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday.

I start with a scheme to fool your boss and get you out of work early so you can jump start your afternoon and hit the happy hour specials asap and the throw in a story of what at least I think of interest followed by a poem with some commentary on the work.

Honestly, it’s fun. I’ve written a few other non-poetry related stuff over the last few months. If you want to dive in, the links are below.

POETS DAY: Robert Herrick and the Virgins That He Thinks Need To Hurry Up And, Well…

POETS Day: James Matthew Wilson’s XIII from The Hanging God

POETS Day: Chaucer’s Prologue and High School

POETS Day: Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory

POETS Day: Rudyard Kipling and a Very Unlucky Jack

POETS Day: The Shakespearean Sonnet Edition, #XIX

POETS Day: The Clive James Fury Edition

We Should Unfix the College Football Postseason: A Rebuttal

POETS Day: Let’s Talk About Emily Dickenson

You Think You Know a Band: observations On The Beatles and Peter Jackson’s Get Back

POETS Day: Poe, Poe, Pitiful Me

Maus and The “Ban”

POETS Day: Gerard Manley Hopkins and Near Perfection

POETS Day: The Second Oxford Expedition by W.H. Auden

WordPress is messed up and not just because their editing software underlines wordpress as a misspelling. Up above you’ll see that sometimes a sentence is blue for the link and sometimes a letter. I highlighted the whole sentence every time and set the link and sometimes it worked and sometimes it just took a word or two. I quit trying to make it work. Sorry.

I’m going to try to be more punctual (read attentive) in the future about populating this site, even if it’s with stuff from other sites I write for.