The Pasta Files: Episode Five

Can one recipe lead to so much more? The WTG team investigates.

This article is part of an ongoing series at Wheretoget called The Pasta Files. Read all about the recipe we tested and the fifth experiment from one of our Wheretoget editors, as part of a week-long installment of accounts that will be released over the next few days. 

What gets a bunch of fashion editors excited about cooking and carbs? The promise of some activity outside of the kitchen. That’s right, there's a recipe that [allegedly] not only tastes good, but has the one and only aftertaste a person could look forward to. When we got word of a penne vodka that could, at first bite, send the pants right off of the lucky person you serve it to, we thought this would be the moment for an experiment. Our realm of expertise lies more in the area of lingerie and little black dresses, but this recipe got us wanting to slip outside of comfort zones and into something a little more saucy. 

Effectiveness of recipe: Not effective 
Quality of experience:  Good
Taste Rating (Scale of 1 - 10): 9
Reflection: After reading the recipe and the reviews, I had great expectations. By the time he came home, everything was set up. I had prepared the "magic" sauce, the smell of garlic filled the room, and a bottle of white wine was waiting to be opened.

He wasn't that excited by the scene, since I prepare homemade dinner every evening, but I believed that this night was special – I had even put on his favorite playlist and lit some candles – I did everything that is required to get in a sexy mood after a very busy day. 

When it was time to taste our dinner, I really liked the sauce. My boyfriend, on the other hand, wore an expression that said "I have had better pasta." We drank the wine, we ate the food, and now supposedly it was the time (you know what time) to feel the magic. I waited for 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes... nothing! The clock was ticking, time was passing, and we just kept hanging out on the couch.

In the end, he washed the dishes and we watched Breaking Bad. Was it successful? It's up to you to decide. I believe that the aroma of garlic in the air combined with cinnamon-apple candles was a bad choice. 

I still consider it a fun evening, regardless of the recipe.