Thursday, January 13, 2011
Clara's Pasta with Peas
Have you seen the YouTube episodes documenting Depression era recipes, hosted by the very adorable Clara Cannucciari? Well, you need to. The second I started watching one of these videos, I knew instantly that Clara grew up in Chicago. The accent was a dead give away, but she also sounded JUST like my own grandmother and seemed to cook similar dishes to her. She also cuts things with a paring knife--no chopping board or chef's knife--and my mother used to do the same. Watching these videos was like watching a familiar friend. Needless to say, I was hooked after just one episode.
This is my favorite recipe from Clara's series, as it combines some of my most beloved flavors. Now, I know it seems strange to use canned peas when frozen is so much better for you, and it probably seems odd to pair pasta with potatoes, but just go with it. JUST.GO.WITH.IT. Here's the video recipe:
Apparently, there is a book out you can buy from Amazon, and I think I might just have to pick it up!