Spaghetti alla Carbonara: Well, I know there are those who feel that cooking sets a dangerous precedent, and I'm sure that up to a point they're right. I certainly wouldn't want to be going into hot "hausfrau" mode on a first date, setting dinner tables and the like; but a panful of hot pasta, to be taken back to bed and sharingly slurped is something else: I feel a first whole night together, should be celebrated, even at three thirty in the morning.
Ragù Bolognese with Pappardelle
This is Mary Berry's Ragù Bolognese from her BBC 2 TV series, Mary Berry Everyday. Mary shows just how easy it is to make this Italian dish with her simple recipe.