Tag Archives: Pasta

Gragnano pasta (paccheri) with octopus ragu’

Pasta di Gragnano (paccheri) al ragu’ di polpo As a cook nothing pleases me more than the challenge of recreating a dish I enjoyed in a restaurant. It sometimes takes me years of tests and research to develop the recipe, I am happy to serve my family and friends.  When I am finally satisfied I…
Read More

Pasta with wild mushrooms

Candele con funghi selvatici Wild mushrooms are the inspiration for this dish. In autumn we are now fortunate enough to be able to buy wild mushrooms, their flavor is just spectacular and they are a perfect ingredient for simple but delicious pasta dishes.  Slippery jacks and pine mushrooms are easily found in markets in late…
Read More

Spaghetti with prawns and black pepper Amatriciana style

Spaghetti con gamberi e pepe nero stile Amatriciana The Amatriciana sauce, also called “matriciana” in Roman dialect, is a pasta sauce that takes its name from a village in Lazio not far from Rome, Amatrice. The village was part of Abruzzo until 1927, when the borders of the regions were re-organised and it became part…
Read More