(my penne alla vecchia bettola)
Slow cooked San Marzano tomatoes.  Sauteed spanish onions and minced garlic.  Fresh chopped oregano.  Perfect al dente penne.  Vodka with a touch of silky cream.  Slightly salty parmigiano reggiano.  These delicious ingredients came together to create a rich rendition of pasta alla vodka from my new cookbook, Fool Proof, from Barefoot Contessa.  
(all of the recipe’s ingredients)
(sauteing  /  can opening  /  pureeing)
In an attempt to test out some of the features and settings on my new camera, Ryan and I documented our cooking step-by-step, the other night while making dinner.  After popping open a great bottle of wine that was gifted to us at our wedding, we started chopping veggies, crushing tomatoes by hand and heating up a big pot of water for our pasta.  The recipe took nearly 2 hours to make because the sauce has to simmer for 60-90 minutes but it was definitely worth the wait.  
(cooking in my horribly lit kitchen)
I wish my kitchen had better lighting so there were not crazy shadows and fuzziness but what can a girl do?  
Written by Jaime
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    1 Comment

  1. Jen of MadeByGirl January 18, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Looks delicious! Might need to give it a try 🙂