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Marinara Sauce Worth Mastering Recipe

“Marinara Worth Mastering ” Adapted from “Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking” Lidia Basticanich (Knopf, 2013) Marinara Sauce is so easy to do from scratch. Just take Homemade marinara is almost as fast and tastes immeasurably better than even the best supermarket sauce the basic pantry ingredients. All the tricks to a bright red, lively-tasting sauce, made…

Linguine with Clam Sauce

“This is the quintessential Italian pasta dish especially in Naples and Rome, the ingredients are three, the clams are the smaller ones vongole verace and they are always cooked in their shells, once they open the sauce is done. Here in the States linguine with clam sauce is made with chopped clams, and I guess…

Spaghetti Carbonara

This dish is a deli egg-bacon-and-cheese-on-a-roll that has been pasta-fied, fancified, fetishized and turned into an Italian tradition that, like many inviolate Italian traditions, is actually far less old than the Mayflower. Because America may have contributed to its creation, carbonara is Exhibit A in the back-and-forth between Italy and the United States when it…