Back in 2011, I was really into rainbows in my recipes. There was the Tiered Rainbow Cake, Rainbow Cupcakes, Graffiti Rainbow Layer Cake (one of my favorite cakes ever), Rainbow Cheesecake, and Rainbow Pancakes.
Fast forward another bunch of years and I was flipping through BBC Good Food magazine and came across this Rainbow Spaghetti. Pasta struck me as such a strange thing to give the rainbow treatment that I immediately knew I had to try it.
And try it I did.
It’s colorful and weird (and evidently a huge sensory play item…just Google it).
I loved it.
1 pound spaghetti
Gel paste food color (I used red, orange, yellow, green and blue. I love this brand.)
To serve: some melted butter, Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper
1. Cook the spaghetti following package instructions. Drain, then divide between resealable bags or bowls.
2. Add a drop of food coloring to each bag. Mix well, adding a splash of water to help distribute the color, if needed. Leave for 5 minutes, then rinse the spaghetti under cold running water to set the color.
3. To serve the spaghetti, toss with the melted butter, cheese and a few grinds of pepper.
Recipe from BBC Good Food
A rainbow dish needs a colorful song.
‘Colors’ by Austin-based Black Pumas packs a soulful punch. It is unifying, powerful and wraps me every time in a bluesy hug.
“All my favorite colors
My sisters and my brothers
see them like no other”