I’ve been living in London for over ten years now and at this point, there are few things that I really miss, food-wise, from the US. In part because most are more readily available than they were when we first got here – good burgers, for one. I have been craving pasta with hot Italian sausage, which I’d make occasionally back in the US, but hot Italian sausage is not readily found in the UK. So, with the powers of the internet, I found a few recipes and adapted them to make my own. Fortunately, for this recipe, the starting point was to remove the sausage meat from the casing, so I didn’t actually make sausages, just seasoned the pork, then browned it, added onion, tinned plum tomatoes and some more herbs.
To me, this is the perfect comfort food and as it turned out, was just what I needed because as I was taking this photo (possibly before or after, it’s a bit of a blur), well let’s just say, tile floor: 1, red wine bottle: 0.
Fortunately, the bottle was already on the floor and just fell over, so while there was a big puddle of red wine and broken glass, splash damage was kept to a minimum.
So I cleaned it up and then ate the whole bowl of pasta. And a little more. And then I felt better. And that’s what’s so great about comfort food.