Pasta con aglio e olio and black truffle (Serves 2)
We used to have this a lot when we were at home. Pasta with garlic & oil is quick, simple and tasty. Back then, we used to either have it with a generous grating of parmesan or alternatively fry off some aubergines and add them to the pasta. It’s amazing how sometimes, less is more and this one is certainly on my comfort food list. I have since made it slightly more indulgent by adding some black truffle and some truffle oil too. Though it sounds like a very expensive dish, fear not, the supermarket now stocks small pots of black truffle in salted water which is reasonably priced. The dish tastes just as good without the truffle, so this is purely optional.