24 (Mon) August 2015
Woke Up This Morning
from Italianni’s (Robinsons Place)
in my apartment
Been rewatching The Sopranos.
As the series is largely about the daily lives of mafiosos, every episode features at least one scene of people eating. Typically Italian cuisine, of course. At home, at work, in restaurants. Because the scene is usually not about the meal itself, the dishes aren’t shown very clearly. Nevertheless, the characters are so obviously enjoying the food that it makes me want to be there with them. In fact, I’ve often paused the program, gone into my own kitchen to whip up a quick plate of pasta, then resumed play while eating from the bowl in my lap.
This evening, learning from past experiences, I purchased food in advance. Takeout from Italianni’s (see most recently 6.076 Osso Buco…). The spread comprised favorites from the Italian-American repertoire, including spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan, deep-fried calamari, and pizza margherita (pepperoni would’ve been more appropriate, but I don’t like pepperoni that much) — though I should point out that none of these dishes, as far as I can recall, have ever specifically been referenced on the series.