Growing up bi-racial there were many challenges as well as many perks in my family. The one I enjoyed the most was the diversity of the kitchen.
I recall the first time I dropped into my Italian grandmother making homemade sauce – roasting the tomatoes, peeling the tomatoes, then into the pot to cook for hours. Onions, garlic, fresh herbs and sausage renderings amongst her core ingredients. I was hooked.
Her sauce is one of the strongest flavors of my life – and transports my mind to many Sunday, holiday and special occasion dinners. I can hear my grandmother saying, "Pazienza", when I was anxious to taste the sauce – the recipe for which has been passed down from generation to generation, first to my mom, then to me.
Of course, everyone adds a little to make it their own, but the results are the same – the aroma, the comfort, the feeling of home. At first site, these Air Force 1s brought me memories of many dinners with that wonderful pasta sauce over homemade angel hair, parsley steamed mussels and garlic bread.
As your mouth waters, enjoy the pairing. Thanks, Gram!
Air Force 1 Low
(Gym Red / Black / Light Brown Gum/ Sail)
• Homemade Angel Hair Pasta
• Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce
• Parsley-steamed Mussels
• Toasted Baguette with Garlic Butter