.: Steep cliffs

I live in a grassy plain region. But I feel like I’m among steep cliffs. Sometimes I feel on the edge of something dangerous… like a tightrope walker I try to keep a balance, but the void is there and looks into your eyes…
Sometimes you need to plunge into something new and let things go.

So this is something new, unusual, completely messy, but tasty.
Onions – cipolle
evo oil – olio evo
Minced meat (beef and pork) – carne macinata (manzo e maiale)
Asiago cheese
Breadcrumb – pangrattato

Cut zucchini and onions in thin slices, mix the breadcrumb and the meat.

Cook the zucchini (a bit more) and the onion in a pan with some oil, then add the meat.

In the end add the Asiago in small cubes and let them melt a bit.

Sometimes you have to jump into the unknown and taste it.

.: Working class food

Left-overs, onions strips & potatoes cubes. What are you thinking about ? Just left-overs? No! Tastytastytastyfood! Arista di maiale (avanzata!), sfilaccini di cipolle e patate in padella. Solo avanzi ? No! BBBuuoooni!

“Working Class Hero” is a song by John Lennon. A political song, the song is a commentary/criticism on the difference between social classes. It tells the story of someone growing up in the working class.

I think potatoes and onions have often been thought of as “poor food”. But I think no food is poor food. Neither certainly onions, nor certainly potatoes. Every food comes from the efforts of someone who has grown it and we should pay the maximum respect to each kind of food and to those who have the ability to feed other people.

So tonight I pay an homage to potatoes & onions, and I pay an homage to my father who loves potatoes & onions (tomorrow it’s his b-day!!), and to those who care for food. In the past days my mother cooked a wonderful roasted pork loin. But she also cooked other things, so some roast was left. And I hate wasting things, food, most of all.
Detesto sprecare e non credo che ci siano dei cibi che possano esere definiti “poveri”,solo perché in certi periodi della storia hanno rappresentato le principali risorse di cibo per chi faceva parte delle classi più basse. Quindi stasera ho deciso di trasformare l’arrosto avanzato in un trionfo di sapore, con la complicità di cipolle e patate.
No poor food, but Kings’n’queens food. You bet.

Peel potatoes and onions. Cut potatoes in small cubes.

Boil the potato cubes for 3-4 minutes in water.

Cut the onions in strips.

In the pan put some of the grease from the left roast. Cook the potatoes a few minutes. When they’re half done, add the onions.

Then add the roast, just to warm it up.

You’ll have a great dish, with onions, potatoes and left-overs. Ok. avanzi, cipolle e patate. Sembra niente, ma è qualcosa di fantastico.

Green Day contributed a cover of the song to the “Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur” in 2007. A person says “all the people want to live equal in Sudan. My dream”, in this video. I think “all the people want to live equal” everywhere. Unfortunately not many wants to be “working class heroes”. Maybe they think potatoes & onions is just “poor food”.

There’s room at the top they’re telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill

.: Onions fun

Dicono che le cipolle sono nemiche dei baci. Può darsi. Però sono buonissime ! Specialmente con il fegato. Onions and kisses… are they enemies? Maybe, but liver and onions, fegato alla Veneziana, is sooooo good.
So I buy beef liver, il fegato di vitello forse è più tenero, non lo so, non voglio che i cuccioli siano macellati per me, quindi io compro il fegato di manzo. Spero che abbiano avuto una vita felice.
Then onions. In particolare io amo lo scalogno.

Bisogna tritarlo ma non troppo, altrimenti lo distruggete.

E poi… in padella con troppo olio. Be’ sì.. ci vuole olio. Mi dispiace se siete a dieta, ma l’olio ci vuole.

Di fronte all’ultimo boccone, ne vorrete ancora un po’.

Lo sapevate che gli Oliver Onions scelsero questo nome solo perchè il nome del romanziere George Oliver Onions si poteva leggere come era scritto ? Italians !

.: Little wings (of onion)

Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
And fairly tales

That’s all she ever thinks about

Liver and onion. That’s it.
I know it’s not a “love dish” because of the onion, but it’s really a good one.

Anf if you don’t like the original Fegato alla Veneziana (Venetian liver), you can choose to cook onions with beef.

Well.. Steve plays the song really good, Yes. And it will never be like the original.
But hey… if you can’t find the original song on you tube, well… at least appreciate a wonderful… little wing.

Well.. if you can’t