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Bucatini alla Amatriciana (rossa)

Bucatini alla Amatriciana, Rossa (red) Classic Roman recipe with too many variations.  It’s very easy to make, yet it’s difficult to find an excellent preparation in most restaurants.  Try my recipe – most of my friends love it.  It’s my youngest daughter’s favorite pasta recipe. As always, the quality of the ingredients is key.  You […]

Pasta e fagioli – Pasta with beans and ham bone

Pasta e fagioli is a classic winter dish – short pasta mixed with delicious cannelloni beans and topped with extra virgin olive oil. For this recipe I use a prosciutto, or ham, bone, to flavor the beans as you cook them.  This dish is so good that motivates me every winter to buy one prosciutto.  What […]

Bell Peppers

Bell Pepper Pasta

This is a wonderful summer sugo (sauce) made of a variety of different colored bell peppers.  It’s simple and easy to make, with a deliciously fragrant flavor.  While it is fabulous as the sauce for a pasta, it’s also great to serve just as a sauce on toasted Italian bread.  I often serve it as […]

Rigatoni or Paccheri in Oxtail sauce

This typical Roman dish is phenomenal.  If you never ate oxtail, it’s time for you to try it! It is easy to make but takes time –although there is nothing you need to do after the first 20 minutes of work. You can leave the house for 3-4 hours or so if needed while the dish […]

Basic Tomato Sauce (Sugo Simplice)

Basic Tomato Sauce (for 4 – 6 people) I use a basic tomato sauce as the basis for many recipes.  Whether you want to make a lasagna, an eggplant parmigiana, or a fast pasta for a group of hungry kids, use this recipe.  It literally takes less than 10 minutes to prepare, especially if you are […]

Spaghetti with Orange, Mint, and Cointreau (the best pasta of Italy in 2000)

This pasta reminds me of summertime, with its lovely scent of orange and mint.  It’s a recipe that can only be made in small portions, so don’t try to increase the measures in this recipe. It’s my friend Makana’s favorite pasta, and I made it for his birthday just a few weeks ago. Ingredients 400 […]

Spaghetti with Nduja (for 4)

Nduja is a spreadable sausage made in Calabria mixed with Calabrian hot peppers.  It used to be impossible to get except in Calabria, but now you can easily buy it on the Internet, even in the US.  If you like spicy flavors, and you want to try something really good and unique, buy some Nduja, […]

Dr. Michele Carbone bucatini bianca

Bucatini alla Gricia, Amatriciana bianca

The Amatriciana and Gricia are classic Roman recipes.  Very easy to make, yet it’s difficult to find an excellent preparation in most restaurants as people try to modify it and screw it up.  Try this recipe – the old original one and still the best. As always, the quality of the ingredients is key.  You […]

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

This is, quite possibly, my preferred pasta dish among the four traditional Roman pastas.  Thus, I spent lots of time trying this dish in the best Restaurants in Roma and around the world and I studied the literature related to this dish.  In short, this is the recipe that is most often screwed up, with […]

Pasta with Tuna Sauce

One of the world’s most palatable styles of food is Mediterranean cuisine. With a historic trinity of basic ingredients in olive, wheat, and tomato, the foundation for this approach to cooking has greatly expanded throughout the years, while still remaining true to its culinary roots. The key to these recipes is using good-quality extra-virgin olive […]

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