A summery pasta dish in nuances of white. Fresh-tasting, and with a great creamy-crunchy texture.
By Valeria Necchio
The trend started in Paris, with the famous Diner en Blanc in the gardens near Louvre, or in the Notre dame Square. It then spread all over the world, from New York to Washington, from London to Turin.
A Dinner in White is a flash mob, an event that comes to life thanks to the power of the web. The voice is spread via the social networks and all of a sudden, thousands of people meet up in the same place and share a convivial moment, in this case, a dinner where everything is white –the food, the outfits, the tableware.
I wish I could be there, in Paris, dressed in a white linen dress, a flower in my hair, and some white food in the pic-nic basket to share with others. Alas, I am far –but emotionally close. Because white is first of all a state of mind. It is the positive, the bright, the light. Dining in white help us to put dark thoughts and negative thinking aside, even if just for one night, and just enjoy the bright side of ourselves.
I tried to do recreate a small Dinner in White for two, and embracing such joyful state of mind. I approached the kitchen and started to make a dish in theme –a simple plate of pasta, with clean and pure flavors and a playful combination of textures. I combined some creamy and sweet buffalo ricotta with zesty lemon and crunchy, delicate almonds, all in the nuances of white, all embracing some al dente linguine. It is a summery dish, comforting and lively at the same time. It would be perfect shared surrounded by beautiful parisian monuments, but it just as good eaten at home, perhaps on the terrace, with a white candle to warm the atmosphere.Print
Valeria Necchio graduated from the Unviersity of Gastronomic Sciences with a master's degree and immediately took off on a path connecting her passions of good food and photography. A true Italian, she likes to spend time at the weekly market, in the kitchen and behind the camera.