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Pasta alla Norma Recipe

Pasta alla norma recipe

One of the most well-loved Sicilian pasta dishes has a strange nickname, Norma. Why is it called Pasta alla Norma? No, it’s not named for an old Italian nonna, rather it’s believed to have been renamed after one of the tragic operas by Vincenzo Bellini with the same name. They say that a Catanian (someone […]

Penne all’Arrabbiata Recipe

The “angry” pasta (arrabbiata translates to angry) from Lazio is one of the traditional favorites around Italy, and the rest of the world. Although it seems very simple, basically tomatoes and chili peppers, it is a classic that still needs a bit of attention to perfect. Let’s start by discussing the different components that are […]

Spaghetti alle Vongole Recipe

Seafood pasta with clams Spaghetti alle Vongole on white wooden background

What in the world is Spaghetti alle Vongole? It turns out, it is a delicious pasta dish made with clams, and it is a part of traditional Neapolitan cuisine. There are loads of Neapolitan dishes that are based around fresh seafood, but some stand out amongst the others. Spaghetti alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams) is […]

Penne alla Vodka

penne alla vodka recipe

One of the most popular Italian dishes of the 1980s is coming back with a vengeance. Popular at all times of the year, it is especially enjoyed in the Winter; the rich creaminess warms you up, and the bright tomato flavors help you think of Spring. Although it is a fairly simple dish, Penne alla […]

Bucatini all Amatriciana Sauce Recipe – The Real Deal

Bucatini amatriciana sauce recipe

A classic   Roman recipe, a first dish representation and celebration of Italian cuisine based on bucatini, tomato, guanciale and pecorino cheese. The interpretations of the original recipe are varied but mainly involve different proportions between these four main ingredients. Pasta all’amatriciana is simple to make, delicious and easy enough that anyone can do it and […]