To say I don't cook much would be something of an understatement. But I do have my moments. One of my dishes (maybe my only) is a sausage pappardelle from Trader Joe's.
The whole meal, including wine, is just eight items, so it's perfect for the express checkout. I think it's just eight items. Wait. Six...seven...eight—ok we're good. Whew!
I remove the casing from the sausages and fry them up while the onions and peppers sauté in the other pan.
Then I dump the meat and veggies into the sauce, and let that go for at least an hour.
Then, viola! A Trader Giotto's feast! That wasn't so difficult.
Or was it? And I wonder why I don't cook very much.
My sketchcrawl would begin with a vanilla latte and a cornetto at Caffe Roma (1.) I then stopped for lunch at Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store (2.) After eating, I rounded the corner on Union and sketched a hat from Gorin Brothers Hat Shop (3.) Next I walked down to Grant Street and stopped at Cafe Trieste to paint the sign on the corner of Grant/Vallejo (4.) Finally, I headed back to Columbus and stopped for a second lunch at L'Osteria del forno, (5.) thus concluding my sketch/binge crawl. Would you believe I had dinner later?
1. Caffe Roma
2. Marios Bohemian Cigar Store
3. Gorin Brothers Hat Shop
4. Grant and Vallejo
5. L'Osteria del forno
An off the cuff interview I did for www.nopalize.com, a website I contribute illustrated stories to. Nopalize is a media entity spanning many disciplines, geared toward telling stories about good food, wine, and the people who provide them.