Pasta with pesto, potatoes, and green beans. [Photographs: Vicky Wasik]
As any screenwriter, author, or comic writer will tell you, there's no better way to get your audience coming back for more than to end with a gripping cliffhanger. In this moment alone, I'm tortured as I wait to find out what will happen now that Rey has found Luke, how Jon Snow will come back from certain death, whether Rick really has a good plan for dealing with the Whisperers, and what the heck Kenji has in store for us in the follow-up to his first book. I'm clearly a sucker for serialized narratives.
If I were smarter, I would have capitalized on this fact when I wrote my original article on how to make the best pesto sauce, because it was only half the story. I didn't point it out at the time, but astute readers may have noticed that I left out a huge chunk of information. Specifically, how to serve the pesto on pasta.
That may not sound like a major omission at first. It's not like it's difficult to put pesto on pasta and eat it. And yet, pesto is actually an interesting pasta outlier, because it's a sauce that...