When I was young, my mom used to make spaghetti for dinner often… I liked it, but it wasn’t anything terribly special. White noodles. Ragu name brand sauce. Ground beef. Yum.
Coincidentally, my family used to always love to go to this Italian restaurant called Cascones, a family-owned joint, that I personally didn’t care for too much. We used to go there once a week, and I hated it! I was sick of spaghetti, I already ate it enough, the atmosphere was kinda cheesy and the food wasn’t great. Overtime I tried everything on the menu, EXCEPT their spaghetti, and none of it was very appealing.
I also grew up at my Grandmother’s gift store; that was my day-care. “Carol’s Cards and Gifts and A-to-Z Office Supplies was the world in which I learned the ins and outs of retail and customer service.
One day, Grandma Carol ordered take out from Cascones, unbeknownst to me. She ordered us spaghetti. “UGH, not again” I thought, but upon the delivery of the spaghetti, I quickly realized, that this was the MOST delicious spaghetti I had EVER had!
“What is this Grandma,” I asked?
“It’s Cascones!” she replied. I couldn’t believe it! I’ve loved going to Cascones ever since, and even took Michael my fiancé when we were back home.
Since then, I’ve tried to make Spaghetti at home for years, attempting different recipes, and approaches. Chicken bolognese, meat balls, vegetable, gluten free, all kinds of noodles… and I still have to say, that when I make spaghetti at home, none of it taste as good as mom’s did, or Cascones.
This year at Burning Man, I actually met a man who goes by the name Spaghetti. He drove a Spaghetti Bowl, and what a ride that was! To top it all off, the best meal that I ate at Burning Man was arguably spaghetti out of a MRE bag. Imagine that.
There is very little point to this blog post, other than Spaghetti has become something very dear to my heart. You never know where the best spaghetti is going to come from, but usually, it’s from the home and the heart.
I’ll leave you this with, a song I wrote in 2006 called Something Spaghetti, off my album Ostentation. New album in 2020 coming soon titled: Saramony | Ceremony
Loving all things Spaghetti-Like,