Making Cacio e Pepe At Home With Dale Talde

Making Cacio e Pepe At Home With Dale Talde

Dale Talde, former Top Cheffer and current restauranteur superstar, is a cool dude – and a serious chef. But when he gets home from a long night of service, plus or minus five or six Jamesons, it’s unlikely he’s elbows-deep making his famous Korean fried chicken. So what does he make?

“The key to cooking at the home, for me is not to make anything too involved,” Dale told us during our shoot at his downtown Brooklyn apartment. Check out the video below to see Dale and Carey make his top pick: Cacio e Pepe, or what he lovingly calls “Italian macaroni and cheese.”

While it’s undeniably good food, Dale “lazies up” the process so it’s simple enough to cook no matter how tipsy or tired he may be. Think such classic bachelor moves as using a fork to stir, not waiting for the water to boil, a heavy-handed application of cheese, and eating straight from the pan, on a paper towel, while watching SportsCenter.

Original post on Serious Eats.