I’ve mentioned before on the site, I judge a cookbook by the recipes that appear simple. If a recipe developer cannot nail a recipe light on ingredients, I lose trust in the rest. It’s a fine balance when you have only a few ingredients- each one plays an important roll and too much of one or not enough of another can ruin a dish. This spaghetti with parsley and garlic oil is a wonderful example of a recipe light on ingredients done right. The balance of the garlic oil with plenty of cheese and herbs- it’s such a hearty meal (especially with homemade spelt spaghetti!)
This spaghetti comes from Nicole Gulotta’s book: Eat this Poem. I’ve been lucky to know Nicole for a few years and watch the process she went through with this book. If you’re looking for summer reading, add this book to your list. It’s a book filled with recipes inspired by poetry and Nicole’s writing is beautiful. Her love and attention she gave this book really shines on every page. I don’t see her often but having her book makes me feel like I can have dinner with her.