You may remember friend-of-the-site Afghanistan Sam, an American expat living in Kabul whose guest-blog from a few years back about how to buy, butcher, and spit-roast a sheep for one's girlfriend's 30th birthday was a big hit. Well, Sam's been busy making films in Kabul since then -- pieces for major news outlets as well as working on a short narrative piece -- but one of my favorite things he's done recently, perhaps because of its simplicity and the door it opens into his life in Afghanistan, which has always been something of a mystery to me, is this video he made in which he roams his 'hood looking for ingredients to make pasta. If you've ever wondered what it's like to walk around the streets of Kabul and interact with people, check out what it's like for the friendliest and most energetic American I know.