There is nothing gourmet about spaghetti and chicken meatballs.
Gourmet would be hand made pasta from scratch or at the very least a manufactured pasta made from 100% Durham wheat. Meatballs for spaghetti are usually beef or pork. I have never been offered nor have I seen spaghetti paired with chicken meatballs on a menu. Like chicken wieners, I know they exist but I would never eat one.
I think it is great to show how one can be thrifty at the grocery store with a little bit of effort in the kitchen beyond opening a can but gourmet is a real stretch for this particular video.
A real pasta sauce made from fresh tomatoes, herbs and spices would alone cost more than the entire meal option presented. But it is a step up from Ramen Noodles so I'll concede that point.
Gourmet (US: /ɡɔːrˈmeɪ/, UK: /ˈɡɔːrmeɪ/) is a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, or haute cuisine, which is characterized by refined, even elaborate preparations and presentations of aesthetically balanced meals of several contrasting, often quite rich courses. Historically the ingredients used in the meal tended to be rare for the region, which could also be impacted by the local state and religious customs.
Good luck Sofi.
Post after midnight and it is likely you will only find the nocturnal under rock dwellers out and about.
Some get it some don't. This month it appears that I am on a bit of a language jihad. This is was not my first post about the incorrect usage of an English word. I'm not trying to be the language/grammar police but merely point out some of the many examples of language laziness that seems to be increasing on these pages of late.
While my message may be interpreted as a bit harsh, that usually only happens with those who speed read through the content without pausing long enough for any sort of enlightened comprehension to take hold. The entire piece was focused on a single word and why the choice to use that word caught my attention at 1:00 am.
I did point out that I thought it was a good idea for the concept of the video to be presented and I did wish Sofi good luck at the bottom but I suspect that the daytime "slow cook your brain" sun worshipers probably didn't make it that far before pounding the dislike button and displaying their limited reading comprehension.
That's one of the nice things about DR1 and the DR in general, it can appeal to all types. The quality of the video is by the way I feel top notch and that meal just may be of interest to a large segment of the local population; Just not the part that considers themselves gourmets or who repeatedly drop more than $100 pesos on drink after drink, hour after hour at their haute culture watering hole on Pedro Clisante Este.
Viva ground chicken parts. Staple of the cost obsessed shopper. It's wonderful and tastes just like everything else (apparently). What's not to like about faux pasta that costs the same as a packet of faux tomato paste - gourmet indeed, Dominican style, where results rarely exceed the hype.
Just great another morning screed. A lost cause is a lost cause, so moving on...