Take your standard Italian style tomato sauce recipe, and add one simple ingredient: lemon zest.
Here’s the rough list of ingredients I often use:
- olive oil
- 500g beef mince (or better: mixed veal and pork mince)
- 2 tins plum tomatoes
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- the zest of half a lemon
- a splash of Worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper
Making a sauce with these ingredients is fairly straightforward. I am also partial to Antonio Carluccio’s recipe “Tagliatelle al Ragu Bolognese” which creates a really nice subtle medley of flavours. If you try adding lemon zest to that it’s also very nice.
I love the power of small changes like this. It applies equally to software. Stop and think when your app/website is frustrating you. How can you make it just a little better?