Black Pepper, or rather the lack of it….

October 23th, Tuesday:

  • Consommé (Cabbage, Onion, Carrot, Ham)
  • Spaghetti Carbonara (Spaghetti, Onion, Bacon, Parsley)
  • Oven Baked Chicken
  • Cocoa Bread
  • Milk
  • Kcal: 765

Carbonara is a type of pasta sauce which means “pasta cooked with charcoal”. It’s said that it is mixed with black pepper in Italy.

  • コンソメスープ
  • スパゲッティカルボナーラ
  • チキンオーブン焼き
  • ココアパン
  • 牛乳

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2 responses to “Black Pepper, or rather the lack of it….

  1. No pepper in the carbonara?!?! I cook this at home and the pepper is the best part! I have always heard that the carbon part was because of the pepper, not how it was cooked. But US Wikipedia has an interesting theory on coal miners =>

    • tenmen

      I recall your love for pepper and in fact, share it, but in Japan most people associate spices with medicine. For example, root beer and cinnamon are two other things which most Japanese dislike saying, “It tastes like medicine.” So I imagine that is why they leave out the pepper. But it could have been that the pioneering cooks of the Meiji period failed to penetrate the secrets of the coal miners’ cabal, and thus they forgot to add pepper of ignorance.

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