Cacio e Pepe at Vein at Kaka’ako
Love is in the Air!
Happy Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day has numerous meanings in today’s society. It’s not a holiday for couples. Instead, it’s commemorated amongst singles and friends, too. It’s love celebrated all around.
One of my girlfriends and I celebrated Galentine’s Day at Vein at Kakaʻako. The food was terrific, and the atmosphere was ambient. I ordered the cacio e pepe pasta dish.
Vein at Kakaʻako
Salt at Our Kakaʻako
685 Auahi St, Bldg 2, Ste 121
Honolulu, HI 96813
Cacio e Pepe History
Cacio e pepe comes from Roman heritage. Furthermore, it’s a dish containing three ingredients. Cacio is Romanesco for sheep’s milk cheese, while pepe is black pepper. The cheese, ideally Pecorino, mixes with the pasta and a lot of the pasta’s cooking water to form a rich, creamy sauce that is as delicious as it’s challenging to perfect. (Monoco, 2020)
Pecorino Cheese Benefits
Pecorino cheese has some great health benefits, according to Italia Regina (n.d.).
The ingredients of Pecorino cheese contain sheep’s milk, lactic ferment, and salt. Authentic Italian pecorino includes no additives, coloring, or artificial preservatives. Therefore, the taste that differentiates the various types of pecorino cheese derives exclusively from its processing.
Sheep’s milk is an enormous source of calcium, much more than cow’s milk. Calcium helps keep bones strong and healthy, supports the proper functioning of nerves and muscles, and aids blood clotting. Furthermore, its consumption is also recommended for those people who intend to increase muscle mass as it’s very high in protein. In addition, sheep’s milk reduces cholesterol levels, rich in vitamins A and E, two powerful antioxidants, and magnesium. Consequently, its consumption fights the signs of aging and numerous diseases of the skin and mucous membranes (Italia Regina, n.d.).
Happy Love Day! Give love and receive love!
“When you make loving others the story of your life, there’s never a final chapter because the legacy continues.” — Oprah Winfrey
Italia Regina (n.d.). Pecorino cheese: 5 reasons why you should eat it. Retrieved: https://www.italiaregina.it/pecorino-cheese-5-reasons-why-you-should-eat-it/
Monoco, E. (2020). Cacio e pepe: Italy’s beloved three-ingredient dish. Retrieved: https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20200512-cacio-e-pepe-italys-beloved-3-ingredient-pasta-dish