The perfect combination

This isn’t a recipe. It’s a connection, a combination, something that when you put in your mouth, will make you feel simply perfect. Like when you mix red and blue. It’s not a recipe, but a blend that has no equivalent.

First, get some beef. Any cut will do, but it has to be beef. If you’re well-off, filet is the best.

Next, buy some cherry tomatoes. Wash them, dry them, slice them in half and toss them in a bowl with salt, pepper, olive oil and brown sugar. Sear them, stirring often, until they start to become soft and the sugar starts to thicken the oil.

Get some arugula. Fresh, with a zing. Do nothing to it, maybe just wash it if you need to.

Cut your parmesan in thin, transparent slices that break when you pick them up. Try not to pick them up too many times before they reach the plate.

Cook the meat. I like it rare. Add just some oil, salt and pepper, if you want.

And now, for the magic spell. The beef, the arugula, the tomato and the parmesan. But wait! I forgot the ingredient that makes everything come together: balsamic vinegar. From Modena, if you can. Not that chemical stuff, or the cheap one you bought at the discount store. The real thing. The one that makes you wonder why exactly it shares a name with that liquid called vinegar – it has absolutely nothing to do with it.

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Simply perfect.

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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