Sunday, January 11, 2009

Chair #11

—Designed by Harry Bertoia

An Italian classic. I am betting that the inspiration for this Italian designer's chair occurred while he was straining some sort of pasta through a wire mesh colander. Mmm... Spaghetti Bolognese? Fettucine Alfredo? Gnocchi alla Gorgonzola? Si, Si, Signor!

Gnocchi alla Gorgonzola
   — Ingredients
package of freshly made potato gnocchi
5 oz. of a good Italian Gorgonzola cheese
3/4 cups cream
2 oz. butter
freshly grated pepper
1 tblsp. chopped fresh chives

   — Directions
Over a low flame, heat cream and butter together. When butter has melted, add the chopped Gorgonzola cheese and simmer for 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Gently drop the gnocchi in and when they float to the top, scoop them out with a slotted spoon and put into a bowl. Pour the Gorgonzola sauce over the warm gnocchi, sprinkle with chopped chives, and enjoy these pillowy bundles of heaven. 

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"If you look at these chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture. Space passes right through them."

            —Harry Bertoia

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