Normally when I read a recipe and it has the words “Quick”, “Easy” or “No fuss”, I’m a bit skeptical.
Most people may think that a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is the easiest recipe in the food world, well they are wrong. Think about it next time you make PBJ. Creamy or Crunch Peanut Butter? Jam, jelly or preserves? Grape? Apricot? Strawberry? That’s too much thinking for me.
Same holds true with my favorite cocktail, the Ferrari.
1 Oz. Amaretto
2 Oz. Sweet Vermouth
Pour into shaker, shake and strain into glass.
What kind of Amaretto? A premium blend? What do I garnish it with? A lemon twist or a maraschino cherry? Do I use a rocks glass or an old fashion glass? Some people even add a splash of Kirschwasser. Again, way too many decisions.
When it comes to the world’s easiest recipe, one need look no further than Tuscany, Italy. It is called Tuscan Dipping Sauce or Pinzimonio which is a name that is longer than the recipe. Offer fresh vegetables such as quartered baby artichoke hearts, young tender asparagus spears or crisp crunchy carrots or celery. And bread. The freshest Italian artisan bread you can find.
And now, to the world’s easiest recipe.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Pour olive oil in a serving dish and sprinkle with pepper.
That’s it. Done. Ready.
In this day and age of classic recipes being raped, pillaged and turned inside out, it’s refreshing to see a class stand the test of time.