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16 May 2003 by

Jesper asked. I answered. A little “Under the Iron” interview with yours truly. Here are the other interviews in the series so far. Thanks for asking me to be a part, Jesper. Good luck with your future interviews.

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16 May 2003 | Jesper said...

I asked. Jason answered. A little "Under the Iron" interview, conducted by yours truly. Thanks Jason!

16 May 2003 | hurley#1 said...

Nice to learn more about you and about the history of 37signals.

Since you're into minimalist approaches and you mentioned a yen for cooking, and since it's Friday, here are two incredibly delicious and simple recipes that require nothing more than good ingredients and a few minutes of prep time:

1. Spaghetti with Peccorino and Black Pepper

Cook some Italian spaghetti (De Cicco is a good brand; don't use fresh pasta for this recipe, dried is better) until it's just al dente. While the spaghetti cooks, grate some Peccorino cheese with the fine side of your grater -- this is a hard cheese with a much stronger flavor than Parmesan; it may be difficult to find if you don't have Italians in your neighborhood but it's vital to this recipe. Grate a generous quantity, 1/3 cup or so.

When the spaghetti's done, drain it and toss with a bit of olive oil. Put some on your plate, add a big helping of the grated Peccorino, and grind some black pepper on top. Stir the cheese and pepper into the pasta and enjoy. This is easily my favorite pasta dish -- utterly minimalist and unbelievably tasty.

2. Strawberries with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar:

Get a pint of good, ripe strawberries. Hull them and put in a bowl. Drizzle one teaspoon of real maple syrup (grade B has the best maple flavor but may be hard to find outside of New England) and one teaspoon of good-quality balsamic vinegar. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes or so.

Finish up with a good cup of white tea or Oolong from In Pursuit of Tea, which I learned about from you, right here on SVN.

17 May 2003 | fajalar said...

Sounds like an excellent meal.

I'll go you one simpler and incorporate ingredients from dinner and dessert.

Slice relatively-thin bits of the cheese onto a plate. Douse with balsalmic vinegar. Eat the cheese (with fingers, of course) after it soaks for a minute or two.

That's it.

I like this as an appetizer, but it is a nice dessert, too.

20 May 2003 | p8 said...

So is everyone an allround developer at 37signals? I always thought JF designs the basic interfaces and the other 37-ers develop the graphics and code.

20 May 2003 | JF said...

So is everyone an allround developer at 37signals? I always thought JF designs the basic interfaces and the other 37-ers develop the graphics and code.

We all do everything.

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