I love shopping at The Westside Market, it's one of Cleveland's most special places! I don't know what I like better--the bustling busy crowd of local foodies or being surrounded by countless food stands that are owned and operated by Cleveland's finest and most passionate culinary advocates. It's such a fun experience to walk through such a large and lively place that's basically the backbone and largest supplier to Cleveland's restaurants and culinary scene. I bought fresh pappardelle pasta at the Ohio City Pasta stand, they had such a diverse and unique selection of pastas. It was so hard to pick between all of them!
If you haven't noticed yet, I bought a bottle of chili oil at the Asian market last week and I've been incorporating it into almost every meal. It's a vegetable oil that has been infused with chili peppers, so it has a little kick to it [I also love the bright orange/red tint to it]. It is a pretty bland oil so when I use it, it's mostly for 'slipperier' noodle texture as well as a spicy accent to whatever dish I'm working with. My favorite way to use it involves combining it with other spices and noodles, for an Asian style taste. I love garlic, so you know I was going to add some of that in there too! I also have been loving the texture of coarse crushed black pepper lately, it's a nice compliment to any dish. Pappardelle pasta is so fun because the noodles are so thick, perfect texture for fork-twirling that results in big bites! :)
- HERBY SAUSAGE GRAVY GRILLED CHEESE
- THE BEST CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE
- MANGO HABANERO WINGS (!)
- LASAGNA CARBONARA STACKERS
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