“There’s something really wondrous about what a cook does, and it’s always amazed me how many artists are good at it. It’s like art: You take something basic an transform it. It’s alchemy.”
-Amanda Sharp, Frieze New York art fair’s codirector
Mushroom & Truffle Pasta
Sound fancy? Well, it is.
Thanks to the Mister’s holiday gift of Truffle Salt, culinary life is infinitely more interesting. From popcorn to pasta, this magical fairy dust elevates everything to heavenly levels.
For this fine dish, just sauté some run-of-the-mill white button mushrooms in (garlic-infused from TJ’s) olive oil until juices release, add some onion, garlic, & a sprinkling of the magic stuff for a few more minutes. (Layer the flavors, people. Layer the flavors.). If I had white wine, I’d have added that, but instead I went for soy creamer, pepper, some of the pasta water, and more fairy dust. Toss in the prepared (spelt) pasta, and fresh greens of choice (peppery arugula works nicely here), and watch it wilt ever-so-slightly.
Greens and hummus on the side, and you’ve got a feast on your hands. Add more fairy dust to make it extra perfect.