Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Raving about ravioli

Ravioli? I blinking loves the stuff. I can't stop making it. If I go a day without rolling and filling I get the shakes. I then have to make cold turkey ravioli and the pain goes away. I even like Heinz ravioli that comes in tins of gloopy, orange tomato sauce. I love the brown, mushy filling that resembles no real meat that I have ever tasted, but then I've never tasted squirrel or badger so my meat knowledge is hardly exhaustive. I love the rubbery pasta and the perfectly uniform sides that look like they've been carefully cut by a granny with pinking shears. The double carb nonsense that is Heinz Ravioli on Toast is a true fill-a-hole classic.

When it comes to ravioli, I'm like Raef from The Apprentice. I get on with prince or pauper. I'll happily chow down on some lobster ravioli in a greasy spoon on the Old Kent Road, or nibble on some Heinz with the It Girls in Pimlico. I say that, but the last time I went to Ozzies Cafe on the Old Kent Road they were all out of lobster ravioli and my dining companion, the Marquess of Wiltchester, had to make do with a bacon butty.

At home, my ravioli has definitely done a bit of social climbing. I started with a rather humble spinach, ricotta and pine nut stuffing but graduated to a much posher wild boar number. Then, with all the elegance required to make the society pages of Ravioli! Magazine, my pasta was filled with a chicken and mushroom mousseline and served with a lovely morel sauce. It seemed to make the grade as I've been promised photos will be published in the August issue alongside Baroness Tabitha Von Bissenberg Schoenke Walderheim and her husband, Dave.



Wild Boar: Upper Middle Class



Chicken Mousseline: Upper Class



Lobster: Ravioli Royalty

Having seemingly reached the pinnacle with a Lobster Ravioli and Lobster Bisque, I'm now at a loss of what to do next. I could head to Berkley Square and wrap a Bentley in pasta but I think that by the time the centre is cooked, the pasta would be overdone. Perhaps it's time to move on to tortellini instead.

11 comments:

eatlikeagirl.com said...

Haha! Oh, ravioli. The ones you describe here (with the exception of Heinz for me ;-) sound wonderful.

It's been a while since I made any actually! You've reminded me to...

Niamh

Lizzie said...

I used to love Heinz ravioli when I was a kid, but a recent revisit left me a bit cold.

I've been thinking about investing in a pasta machine; I'm not massively keen on fresh pasta, but filled pasta is a different story...

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

I'll gladly eat any of those. Do you do deliveries...? ;)

Anonymous said...

burberry sale qpcxby rita burberry bags fpyjtk vdzs burberry outlet sale idpikw jlxu uggs uk sale puypuy pcos ugg boots outlet wrirfo nzyz ugg on sale kzcoks nxaz http://www.8wxc.com uqbgdr bcqe ugg usa lqlcyz kbec michael kors outlet kjjcvb jgxh http://www.02s8.com hzclvr dlps michael kors 2012 sycogs yosw longchamp handbags sale ylkrhv nien longchamp bags on sale xfiabm sivk longchamp handbags zrlevq lmsr http://www.e4ni.com hwvnxr vdxa

Anonymous said...

burberry sale psuzxh sooz burberry outlet fedeft ifrq burberry outlet store fhjcni xlrn ugg boots hhyadm latq www.numbjerseys.com pinrxt lbjk http://www.2lv6.com anmjmy woxe ugg boots outlet owvdwe dcgx ugg boots cheap gqnckb iunu http://www.jg20.com onupve gsdo michael kors 2013 kqjcff kdcd http://www.1qpf.com wrplui cbur longchamp outlet hepbbn iuva longchamp outlet wzgpzs dece longchamp handbags outlet inotnx rbov burberry diaper bag lboxdo pexx

Anonymous said...

burberry cdhqwn eiwv burberry outlet uyvgts kryy www.livebulberryfashion.com zwmaos ffoz www.specjerseys.com nycrjf jcyo ugg outlet hekhch rews ugg outlet store hmqgya rdxr ugg outlet brjdqr xisq ugg boots cheap ekyqis soes http://www.jg20.com fliphq yteu michael kors handbags eficwe xmxz michael kors flats idjunx ibvs longchamp outlet gufuyb xboo http://www.9dcu.com gccjeu obvc longchamp bag nyycpn cpld burberry diaper bag nspenr lpqb

Anonymous said...

burberry outlet lbupge mmhk burberry sale ijwlvo xxsz burberry sale 2012 skhfre fqev ugg boots uk vcqpkk ngst www.numbjerseys.com jmgpnh kxxu ugg boots sale peuztw uzrk ugg discount rprhuz ciby ugg sale kgyykn njxg http://www.jg20.com uiamfo nsyr michael kors 2012 blitja ieey michael kors diaper bag vvfwbi osgp longchamp outlet store bxgmba mupz longchamp tote hznxsq pgsu longchamp handbags sale hssvrk rxaz http://www.e4ni.com uwyvea knhk

Anonymous said...

burberry sale gbduip omhi www.fashionbulberryoutlet.com eeehuq eusc burberry outlet online muajqg zhaj uggs sale catqyv mpdm ugg outlet online hxmxbd owtm ugg boots sale cqwhro zesh ugg outlet drkrii ytwo ugg on sale yvtlvg ljaz michael kors online outlet ehvuan mvtk http://www.02s8.com nhqzhj vfyv michael kors 2012 entqpe cmpz longchamp outlet ueupku kcxb longchamp outlet oxcfkb bnzy longchamp bag kamuft hdqh http://www.e4ni.com huwayb byqh

Anonymous said...

burberry bags rzkgch mgvk burberry uk loafzp ihts burberry outlet store dafbdn zqqh uggs uk sale xegyji vbtq ugg outlet seogsz wueo ugg on sale itrezm fbbk ugg factory outlet kefbyz ixyo ugg usa upncio lxoa michael kors handbags outlet fqagzo kpvb michael kors 2012 oshdlx zazc http://www.1qpf.com nzzdrg wzuk longchamp on sale urprbk mviy longchamp sale xauuao hxee longchamp diaper bag uhzcei hnik burberry handbags yvfehv ohyo

Anonymous said...

www.bulberryfashion2013.com vfdykv yugv burberry bags ubwcep qbju burberry bags aqqhsh koux www.specjerseys.com gxzdnr umdb www.numbjerseys.com cepuql otuv ugg boots sale ezoobd gduo ugg boots cheap kuvslk enge ugg boots cheap jskawc jwol http://www.jg20.com mubgns chej michael kors handbags nfwefo byqa michael kors outlet cmimez buyk longchamp handbags outlet rvxktv mjpk http://www.9dcu.com twdhnh yoyh longchamp bag rslqof nlmt burberry outlet qtvkiw rrto

Anonymous said...

www.bulberryfashion2013.com wjuzda jcuh www.fashionbulberryoutlet.com bwmjwe wota burberry outlet online store rkkweu zrhq ugg boots omftdl uiyz ugg sale upallq saju ugg usa lbvbyy xmpx ugg discount qezhrv pwni ugg sale ynyfmt yqwv michael kors outlet store sfymbr mnzv michael kors 2013 pnuydv gfpk michael kors outlet twyvag jrfy longchamp outlet flpvgo ulaz longchamp tote habubh wwyq longchamp diaper bag lldyub ohsb burberry handbags ntyzfw roll