As you may have seen in my post about things I love to read, I love the book "Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit". I was reading it last night and came across a recipe for one of her favourite dinners and I thought I would share it with you.
Spaghetti al Pomodoro
"Peel and dice the onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 carrots, 2 stalks of celery; chop and put in the pot. Add 2 large tins of Italian pelati, or prepeeled Roma tomatoes, and half a bunch of fresh basil, washed, leaves whole. Add a drizzle of virgin oil and simmer on low for 45 mins. Turn off the heat and let rest at least 15mins. Serve over 1 box of pasta cooked barely al dente (still a tiny bit of a snap at the core) with lots of fresh Parmesan (must be Reggiano) and the other half if the basil, well washed and cut with scissors in a cup or a glass to prevent bruising or blackening."
The book also mentions that Spaghetti al Pomodoro was Audrey's favourite dish and that she ate pasta once a day, eating Spaghetti al Pomodoro once a week. She finished her meals with just one piece of chocolate to chase away the blues.
It is such a great book and includes a few more recipes inside for you to try. I would recommend it to anyone who loves Audrey Hepburn.