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Sample recipes from 100 Ways to Be Pasta: Perfect Pasta Recipes from Gangivecchio

Farfalle with Sweet Green Peas and Prosciutto Cotto

We used to grow our own peas here at Gangivecchio, back when there was someone to shell them. But times have changed. Now we have a small...

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Fiery Spaghetti with Anchovies, Olives, and Capers in a Quick Tomato Sauce

You can eat like a Sicilian with this fabulous spaghetti recipe that incorporates classic ingredients including anchovies, black olives and peppers. These are the staples found in Italy, which now can be found in your own kitchen. This dish also includes a specific type of capers, the ones packed in salt, to achieve the proper flavor the dish needs to succeed. If you decide to use a different type of caper or somehow wash off the salt from this particular type, you risk losing the appropriate flavor that makes the dish soar among your taste buds.

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Bavette with Pistachio Pesto and Shrimp

I had this in a restaurant in Selinunte, a small seaside town in western Sicily famous for its enormous Greek temples. I love to visit hi...

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Maria’s Sedanini with Salmon, Fennel, and Rosemary

I love salmon. It is one of my favorite fish, and I think that the taste of salmon with wild fennel is perfect. Maria is my auntie, my ma...

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Bucato with a Carnival of Sweet Peppers

This pasta is as beautiful to look at as it is to eat. I tried this recipe for the first time with our coauthor, Carolina. It was a happy...

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Pappardelle with Asparagus, Walnuts, and Speck

If you find fresh fava beans at the market, they are great instead of or in addition to asparagus in this dish. We are not used to steami...

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Sicily’s Famous Spaghetti with Eggplant and Ricotta Salata

This spaghetti, named for the famous Sicilian opera Norma, is a classic. It was first made for the famous composer Vincenzo Bellini to re...

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Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fresh tomato sauce is the base of much of our cooking. In the summertime, when we harvest tomatoes from our garden, we hire a woman here ...

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Borlotti Bean and Pasta Soup

My mother’s pasta e fagiole is the best I’ve ever tasted, because she’s able to make the beans creamy. Her secrets are that she soaks the...

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Classic Baked Lasagne

Lasagne was born in the north of Italy—Emilia, to be precise—but today it is a national dish. In the past, we always made the pasta by ha...

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