PASTA THE TEST
IF YOU WANT TO TEST YOUR COOKING SKILLS, THIS LINGUINE DISH SEPARATES THE GOOD FROM THE GREAT
There are certain dishes that show me how well a young chef can cook. Preparing a simple three-egg omelette is a test for any cook: perfection means no colour on the exterior and a barely set interior. Another apparently simple dish is a classic spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino. This Neapolitan dish of garlic, olive oil, chilli, spaghetti and parmesan relies on lots of little things done well to achieve a total that far exceeds the sum of its parts. If you can cook these dishes well, you start Monday!