In an effort to save some dough, eat more vegetables (not less meat though), and just be a little healthier--especially with Speedo season coming up--Pete wildcatted, i.e. made up the recipe as he went along, a pasta dish at the LaCockcina. Pete made a sauce of tomatoes, artichoke hearts, broccoli, crushed red pepper, and paprika, that he served over whole wheat pasta. Pete had a spinach salad drizzled with olive oil on the side. Pete thinks if the dish was being served in a downward-spiraling Italian restaurant on the eastern end of Long Island, and Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares showed up, then Gordon would take one taste and say, "For fuck sake, man, you actually serve this shit to customers. It makes me want to fucking rip my fucking taste buds out--because I don't fucking need them for this fucking shit." Or if Pete served it to a girlfriend, she would say "I like it." but she wouldn't ask Pete to make it again. However, if your average working luncher scooped it up into plastic container and paid $4.99 a pound for it at the deli, then Pete thinks they would be pretty satisfied.
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