i heart bagna cauda

March 9th, 2009 · 40 Comments

the literal translation of bagna cauda means warm bath. but in my world bagna cauda is a truly delectable warm and sexy mixture of anchovy, garlic, butter and olive oil in which to dip vegetables, bread and really whatever else you deem appropriate. because dear readers, i am not here to judge you and you certainly don’t need to report back to me…. but just so you know, i personally settled upon baking more of the wine infused batali pizza dough, this batch completely unadorned and fortified with a cup of ‘white whole wheat’ flour, along with simply grilled tiger shrimp, raw celery stalks, chunks of red and yellow bell peppers, radicchio and endive. sadly, there were no cardoons in sight. had there been i would’ve been even happier than i already was – if that could have been possible.

i finally bought a can of "real" anchovies, unlike that unrealized inferior product that comes in little tins and jars. this is the industrial sized can from italy. the kind that real chefs use. because although i am a hack, i still want my food to be as good as i can make it. and since i’m only willing to go so far, i wind up relying heavily on the best ingredients i can get my hands on. you can pretty much fool all of the people all of the time with this method of cooking. take that, abe.

so let’s talk about this whole anchovy business, shall we?

this is a very large and empty can that once housed a school of sicilian anchovies weighing in at one kilo.

i forgot to take a shot of the full can, if only so i could show you the salt packed anchovies all neatly crisscrossed in rows. i only used about 8 of the little fish and the rest quickly went into a container and were covered with olive oil to keep them relatively oxygen free and ready for action at my beck and call – for the next 2 years – which is about how long it’ll take me to go through them. AND by the way you have to chop off the tails and remove their guts and backbone. i was not aware of this prior to my $28 purchase. but if i had it all to do over again, i’d snap up a can of this fishy goodness in a ny minute. they are barely comparable to what i’ve used in the past…. and if mario were god, and if god were in heaven – he’d be smiling down at me. as it stands now he has no real idea that i exist which – funny enough, is how i feel about god…

but i digress…

so i made the bread. and then i made the bagna cauda. after that i chopped up the peppers and grilled the shrimp. the spread got laid out on my table along with the lettuces and a damn fine bottle of barbera (2006 agostino pavia & figli barbera d’asti ‘blina’) that at $16 just thrilled me. and it was uncorked. and then we ate. and it perhaps wasn’t a gorgeous spread, inappropriate for even a novice photo shoot such as this – but it was incredibly good to eat. of this much i can assure you.

naturally, the calories were relatively high but i had eaten sparsely (again) that day, and once again reigning it way back the next. but it felt like clean food. i felt really good after i ate. and after weighing myself yesterday i’m down about 11 lbs in 6 weeks… so in 4 months i should be me again. and i will have done it without torturing myself. torture is bad. when it comes to myself i have a total no torture policy, though i make no guarantees what i am capable of doing to you.

and back by popular demand: grace, the amazing growing puppy – at 14 weeks.

(she’s all mine and you can’t have her…)

Tags: bread · fish · seafood · vegetables

40 responses so far ↓

  • 1 hoverboard xl ebay used // May 28, 2016 at 10:32 am

    hoverboard xl ebay used

  • 2 hoverboard new york city ban rip // May 28, 2016 at 11:21 am

    hoverboard new york city ban rip

  • 3 terraria hoverboard cheat // May 28, 2016 at 11:33 am

    terraria hoverboard cheat

  • 4 michael kors canada // May 28, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Many people are advocating the usefulness of coupons. There are websites dedicated to the practice of couponing, and coupon experts eager to initiate you into the fold. Like anything that’s worth doing, though, getting the most out coupons requires a little bit of planning and work. This article will assist you if you wish to save money with coupons.
    michael kors canada http://www.funnewjersey.com/mkca.asp

  • 5 シャネル時計 レディース hウォッチ // Jun 9, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    ブライトリングエアロマリンコピー時計の保護コーティングは、反時計方向に移動する、しばしば時計ダイバーで発見、tarnishing.Anベゼルを回転させる経過時間を防止するために添加されてもよいです 0.927600417 日本最高級スーパーコピーブライトリングエアロマリン時計通販専門店,高品質ブライトリングエアロマリンコピー,2015最新作、業界唯一無二.世界一流の高品質ブライトリングエアロマリンコピー,当店はスーパーコピー4専門店 . 0.166407381 ブライトリングエアロマリンスーパーコピー時計の手は主に白であるためには、のフレームも白色であるので、はやや困難に確認することができます . おすすめ人気ブライトリングエアロマリン時計,ブライトリングエアロマリンコピー. 人気ブライトリングエアロマリンコピー日本国内最高品質N級品通販専門店当店のスーパーコピー3時計商品は他店よりも質が高く、金額も安くなっております。
    シャネル時計 レディース hウォッチ http://www.gowatchs.com/brand-212.html

  • 6 グッチ ジャケット // Jun 9, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    グッチ ジャケット http://www.okakaku.com/Super-Copy-7852.html

  • 7 Nike Tn Pas Cher // Jun 25, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Utilize them shopping as part of their purses. Feed them as cool as we feed hospital patients. Then, in another part within the same society,

  • 8 dieser Kerl // Jun 25, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Unverzüglich kriegst Du Dein Sexabenteuer Jülich für Deine Sexbeziehung.

  • 9 verkaufen // Jul 3, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Erst mal eine Anzünden und anal clip auf den Weg zur U-Bahn machen.

  • 10 geringster Preis // Jul 5, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Hier bekommen alle die fette Weiber Ärsche und dicke fette Titten dieser Rubensfrauen zu schätzen wissen, geile Porno Videos mit ihnen hier bei uns kostenlos zum Ansehen.

  • 11 Fortsetzung // Jul 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Unterhaltung ist mit dieser naturgeilen Fickmaschine für jeden garantiert.

  • 12 Rat // Jul 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

    PS: Wer mehr entsprechende Treffpunkte kennt, lässt mich bitte wissen wo und wann eine vollenthemmte geile Parkplatz-Schlampe antreffen kann, ich komme garantiert!

  • 13 check this out // Jul 17, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Wenn sich der Erotik der Strümpfe bewusst ist, sieht sofort ob eine Frau Strümpfe oder Strumpfhosen trägt, denn die Kniefalte ist ein auffallendes Symbol hierfür.

  • 14 Finde mehr heraus // Jul 19, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Genau das ist es doch, was du erblicken willst.

  • 15 er hat einen guten Punkt // Jul 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Martina sucht Sextreffen mit fantasievollem Mann ab 30.

  • 16 dieses Kontaktformular // Jul 23, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Deshalb schützen wir unsere Frauen vor unanständigen -Nachrichten hunderter rolliger Möchtegern-Casanovas.

  • 17 weitergeleitet, hier // Jul 27, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Es versteht sich selbst, dass Jungekontakte deine Daten absolut diskret behandelt und keinem Fall an Dritte weiter gibt.

Leave a Comment