The atmosphere of the film festival is a bit different this year. There seem to be fewer people in attendance, even at the famous fabulous fantastic Techniboat parties. There have been slight frowns observed at La Croisette! Horrors!
Some are blaming the festival’s president this year, Thierry Frémaux, for the somewhat dour ambiance. Conspiracy? Intentional meany actions? Frigid glares from Nicole Kidman?
Balthus suggests one of his favorite traditional Púca remedies to cure boring parties: Space Cake! He guarantees it will bring the mirth back to any humdrum situation, and make you invulnerable to even the most humorless people.
The key is to grate your hashish (which is considerate a mild ‘catnip tonic’ by Púcas) into your butter as you melt it, and then brown it to become ‘beurre noisette,’ as French cooks call it. This creates a magical interaction between the fat in the butter and the THC in the hashish to make a delectable and potent combination. The tastiest space cake you will ever eat! Warning: do not be tempted to eat too much at the start. Be patient! It takes more than an hour for the Space effect to kick in. If you eat to excess you may find yourself naked on the beach the next morning. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing.
Place the radish leaves, garlic, pine nuts, tomato, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil in a blender or tall cup for an immersion blender, with a little salt and pepper. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
Boil the pasta following the package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, heat a frying pan with a little olive oil and sauté the onions, peppers and zucchini over high heat until they begin to brown and caramelize. Add the chorizo and tomatoes and cook, stirring, for three or four minutes. Add the radish sauce and stir over medium heat for two minutes. Toss with the hot pasta and serve.