Hand rolled tagliatelle made fresh, with the simplest of ingredients using Chef @mandaarsukhtankar 's recipe from his lovely anecdotal book 'Romancing the Chicks'. The book is a delightful read full of stories that are fun and chuckle worthy, taking the reader through the myriad experiences of the boy, young man and finally star chef that he is. From his past as the son of an army officer to life in various kitchens, learning, searching for and practicing his craft with various mentors around the world, the book weaves stories around ingredients and dishes that are relatable. It also has very simply explained recipes for the everyday home cook, complete with little tips and tricks to finish off a dish with a flourish. This is the best feature of the book if you ask me, no fluff, no BS and no complicated procedures to prove he's at the helm of a very sophisticated kitchen. Just recipes that make you want to rush to the kitchen and try them out because you may already have almost all of the ingredients at hand.
This pasta was made from the dough that chef uses for ravioli, I need more practice to make them thinner and smaller, but the tagliatelle turned out so light and fresh that all it needed was to be tossed with some olive oil, butter a smattering of vegetables and finished with lemon zest, lemon juice and some pine nuts. It was the perfect summer dinner. This picture was taken straight out of the pan!
Looking forward to trying out more recipes from the book. Thanks chef!