Friday, April 24, 2009

Paulie's system

Mention Paul Sorvino and garlic to any Goodfellas afficionado and they'll immediately think of the scene where Sorvino, playing mob boss Paul Cicero, finely slices the garlic with a razor blade as he and his cohorts prepare dinner in prison. When Wine Spectator interviewed Sorvino it was inevitable that they would ask him about that scene.

WS: Do you really slice garlic with a razor blade, or was that just for Goodfellas?
PS: Certainly not. I use a very sharp paring knife, but I do keep my knives razor sharp. I have very good knives, and I sharpen them weekly. That makes all the difference in the world. I don't use a food processor—I do everything by hand. I enjoy that.

You can read the rest of the interview here.

Here's the scene in its entirety. Watch it and see if you can't almost smell the simmering tomato sauce. Let's eat!

1 comment:

redeyespy said...

Ayyy, Henry. Gimme dat moots-ah-dell! Getta close-up a dat, willya, Marty?