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Mr. Italian, meet Miss Peruvian 
Jun. 5, 2013 3:47 am 
Updated: Jun. 11, 2013 7:07 am
This ..... passion to learn to cook was born out of what you might call a semi-necessity which is now being fueled by a burning desire to create something more spectacular than just recipe re-creating.  The path I have taken has led me to wonder if I took different regional tastes and flavors, and cross pollinated them, what would be the offspring of this union?  Perhaps something good would come forth during my travels on this adventure.  Could the results be a dish that is Out of This World?

With a fondness for Italian and Peruvian foods, Mi Gato Loco and I pondered if they would be a perfect match.  So, armed with a portal to the world (your average, garden variety home computer - Dell), we began some basic research on the taste of Italy, and the taste of Peru.  We had a theory that the joining of these two cuisines would result in a dish that would take us to a higher universe like Sly and the Family Stone did back at Woodstock, circa 1969.  

Special effects section
Listen to the tick-tock of the clock as Father Time creeps by and peers in the window.
Cue the Twilight Zone theme as the screen gets wavy and wobbles out of focus.
Your eye lids get heavy as the silver pocket watch swings back and forth.
You speed down the cosmic highway with a one way ticket into the Cooking Zone!

That ..... brings us to the wedding of Mr. Italian, Laurel B's Penne with Chicken and Asparagus, to the lovely bride Miss Peruvian, SocalTed's Aji Sauce.  With my trusty sidekick Mi Gato Loco by my side (that's what sidekicks do after all), I officiate the joining of Mr. Italian and Miss Peruvian to unite as one in moja kuchnia (what language, is that dear reader?)

The dapper Mr. Italian entered the kitchen sporting penne pasta and chicken tenders which were marinated in, what else, Italian dressing then sauteed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).  He included accents of asparagus, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, baby bella mushrooms, non-pareil capers, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

The dashing Miss Peruvian was adorned with fresh cilantro, aji amarillo peppers, jalapeno peppers, Dukes mayonnaise (she is a Duke's girl, after all), sour cream, garlic, distilled white vinegar, lime juice,  EVOO, salt and pepper.  She was a spicy little number who was desired by many a young lads from Italy.

There ..... you go.  With a bang and a whirl, as they kissed for the first time as a married couple, an enchanted magical transformation occurred reminiscent of Gandalf  the Wizard's magic fireworks in the Shire, Love American Style type of fireworks, if you know what I mean. 

It was a beautiful (and tasty, might I add) wedding between Mr. Italian and Miss Peruvian.  Mi Gato Loco and I cried tears of joy as we headed to the reception hall.

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Jun. 5, 2013 7:30 am
LOL, leave it up to us guys to come in here looking for Miss Peru. Great blog.
Jun. 5, 2013 10:06 am
bianchiveloce: Looks like you and Mi Gato Loco are creating some scrumptious new dishes in your kitchen. Nice work! There's no going back to tacos and Ragu.
Jun. 5, 2013 11:04 am
SOOOO creative! I like it! I just don't remember your crazy cat looking that FAT before!
Jun. 5, 2013 2:37 pm
Those fancy fusion restaurants have nothing on you! Very creative meal, hilarious metaphors, and a very photogenic kitty - nice job all around.
Jun. 6, 2013 5:41 am
Love it! I'm impressed with your bold culinary risks! I also love the writing! Well done, and I personally think El Gato Loco has a distinguished palate and is not fat, but regal!
Jun. 6, 2013 3:15 pm
Anthony,I love it! Very creative :)Looove,The dukes girl.(to cute)
Jun. 7, 2013 6:21 am
Fearless combination of flavors-good for you! I often change things around w/just using different spices-don't be afraid to experimant.
Jun. 11, 2013 5:43 am
Very nice blog and a great idea. Sounds yummy. I only got as far as quinoa with marinara sauce!
Jun. 11, 2013 7:07 am
Indiana Peggy, just started cooking quinoa just recently. It is very good cooked in chicken stock. Check this recipe out -
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About Me
Never was much a cook per say. But, after the divorce, I got tired of tacos and spaghetti all of the time. I resolved to learn how to cook and to learn different techniques of good cooking. I can do it! I recently started a blog called "This .....; That .....; and There .....!"
My favorite things to cook
Starting to learn Peruvian dishes and how to cook them. Different chicken dishes and finding a way to add pasta to the recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chop suey, oven cheeseburgers, and Castleberry's Pork in a can. Good times, I tell you. You don't know you are growing up poor until you experience the world. But, growing up poor taught me more than if I'd grown up rich.
My cooking triumphs
My homemade Mac and Cheese is the best! Yes, it is true. The Best!
My cooking tragedies
My 11th grade French pastries (entered in a district school contest) that had a pronounced onion taste due to using the bowl my mother had used to store chopped onions. You live and you learn.
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