Anna: To start let me tempt your tastebuds with white bean crostini. Would you like a trowel to serve this with?
Kirstin: It tastes deslish with the salsa verde though, don’t you think?
Anna. But without the salsa verde it would just be white bean cement. I don’t why I persevere with these white bean recipes. They always turn out the same.
Kirstin: Well look at my disastrous focaccia! Ho hum!
Anna: If we still have room for the next course, we are having pork ragu with herb pangrattato.
Kirstin: This is truly magnificent.
Anna: It is. And it was very easy; I cooked it yesterday and I think it’s benefitted soaking in the sauce all night. I was worried that it wouldn’t be saucy enough, but I think it worked.
Kirstin: Would you make it again?
Anna: I think I would for a dinner party. It’s not an everyday pasta. It’s a special pasta.
Kirstin: But an easy one at that! And for dessert, we have the flourless chocolate cake.
Anna: This is yum, yum, yum. Moist in the middle and chewy macaroony on the outside.
Kirstin: I was a bit worried when he didn’t use a bain-marie to melt the chocolate. And rightly so, even though I kept my eye on the pan, I still burnt some of the chocolate. And then my oven burnt the top of the cake.