No Reservations is the June movie pick at Food 'n Flix
It’s a recipe for most romantic comedies - with food involved! Boy and girl fight. Boy and girl fall for each other. Boy wants to fork girl…but of course, girl wants the fork too.
Catherine Zeta-Jones plays Kate, an uptight chef running a kitchen in a fancy restaurant in Manhattan . She is organized and great at what she does…but she is so work driven that she ends up in therapy. Actually, she’s sent to therapy by the restaurant owner. When her sister dies in a car crash Kate is charged with the guardianship of her nice, Zoe. Meanwhile, the restaurant owner hires Nick ( played by Aaron Eckhart) as a second chef. This of course freaks Kate out as she sees her job challenged.
Zoe takes a liking to Nick and invites him to dinner. (Zoe was quite good in Little Miss Sunshine in my opinion) She wants ordinary kid food but Auntie Kate serves her duck. C’mon! Nick wins Zoe over with his calm demeanor and ability to prepare her Oregano Spaghetti….a simple meal. Which is what most kids love...simplicity.
What you’ll need…..
1 Large Can of Tomato Sauce,
1 Large Can of Diced Tomatoes,
1 Small Can of Tomato Paste,
1 Small White Onion,
2 Cloves of Garlic,
Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
Salt and Pepper
Spaghetti (about 3/4 of a 2 lb box)
Surf over to our host Deb at Kahakai Kitchen and see the roundup at the beginning of July.
Also, as this is a recipe from Gourmet magazine, January 2009, I am linking to Ivonne's Magazine Monday series over at Cream Puffs in Venice. My only adaptation is adding ground beef in the sauce rather than make meatballs.
And Simona at Briciole who is the host of PPN this week.