Tag Archives: spaghetti

Hounded by the Whore – Pasta alla Puttanesca

The mystery as to the origin of this saucily named pasta dish is not going to be solved any time soon but it would seem that Naples and thereabouts (Ischia) are good contenders. This is the version that I favour: … Continue reading

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Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino

This is perhaps the hardest easiest pasta sauce to prepare. The easiest because it requires few ingredients.  Hard because it can so easily go ‘wrong’ if not supervised with tender love and attention and without the benefit of a huge appetite. … Continue reading

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