Pasta Aglio e Olio, which means “with garlic and oil” in Italian, is a very traditional Italian dish. It is one of the easiest and simplest Italian dishes to make. Popularized by many chefs over the years, including Mario Batali, Jamie Oliver and Ina Garten, my inspiration came from Hollywood.
In the movie “Chef”, directed by and starring Jon Favreau2, this simple dish was elevated to pure “food porn” status. Chef Roy Choi, the founder of the Kogi food truck empire, created all of the film’s recipes, and this pasta dish is one of them1.