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Amatriciana and/or Matriciana Definitive Approach

This is the fifth time I write about this dish … and I am pretty much convinced (never say never, I know!) that it is going to be the definitive approach for me.   I have been making it this … Continue reading

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Matriciana – Variation number 4

My son came over for a few days during his university’s reading week recently … and a matriciana is what he wanted when I asked him what he would like for lunch the day he was going back.  As with … Continue reading

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Matriciana – Variation number 3: in memory of Zia Mena

December 2011 This was the month that Aunt Mena died.  She was 87 and she was my mother-in-law’s stepsister and what one would call ‘a character’, a spirited woman, much given to outspokenness when she wasn’t playing coy.  She was … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with the Matriciana

There has been quite a lot of hype in recent years (websites, newspaper articles, blogs and facebook debates abound) over the making of a quintessentially Roman pasta sauce called “alla Amatriciana” or “alla Matriciana”.   Having done some research on … Continue reading

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