SPAGHETTI A VONGOLE
Spaghetti alle vongole is one of my favorite pasta dishes.
The vongole in America are much bigger then the Italian ones
but less tender and less tasty. The recipes for making spaghetti
alle vongole varies slightly but basic is the same. The many Italian/American
restaurant in the city all feature the famous dish.
I happen to live in a city known for its oyster production long ago.
In fact the city was once a thriving fishing village. The enchanting
Little fishing inlet still there. My city is Norwalk “the
quiet city:” as i call it. Now it is a city of about 85.000 thousand inhabitants
but it has retained the flavor of a small town. The traffic within the city is
light and manageable during peak hours. It does not have a center per se`nor
a piazza with fountains such as we see in Italy. The main street in South Norwalk
is the hub hub of the city. There friends and passerby meet for gelato Italian style
and dine in the little Italian restaurant that features a variety of real home egg
noodles. Being an avid shopper I regret
that we don’t have a big shopping center but lots little shops.
Norwalk is experiencing a marvelous reawakening of its waterfront, revitalization
of a small city that began its 350-year history in 1649. A decade or more
in the remaking, the South Norwalk neighborhood is now especially redolent of salt
air and fresh seafood, as manufacturing in the area has given way to a state-of-the-art
aquarium, a visitors’ dock, scores of restaurants, galleries, and shops
and a museum celebrating the city’s history. Norwalk is not a city
for who is looking for “ the action” but a nice city to live in.