Podcast Episode 19: Pasta!

In this episode I talk about pasta, Italy’s most famous and sometimes cliched food, what it means to me and to Italians today.

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The episode includes:

  • Pasta as an image of Italy
  • Do Italians eat pasta every day?
  • My earliest pasta experiences
  • My two favourite: spaghetti and rigatoni
  • Meals my mother used to cook
  • Tortellini in brodo and tortellini alla panna
  • Problems growing up with my name
  • Five regional pasta dishes I’ve discovered:
  • Bucatini all’Amatriciana
  • Spaghetti alle vongole
  • Orecchiette con cime di rapa
  • Pici all’aglione
  • Bigoli in salsa


Alberto Sordi eats pasta in Un Americano a Roma

My recipe for bigoli in salsa

My recipe for pasta all’Amatriciana.

2 thoughts on “Podcast Episode 19: Pasta!”

  1. Loved this Luca!!!! Great to hear all your anecdotes from growing up!!! I hope you are finally wise to your big brother’s antics? Great hearing about the different pastas and the sauce that goes with them…..are am feeling hungry now!!!!

  2. Another smashing podcast, loving the stories of you and your brother…so much like the antics of myself and my own brother, and I can throughly relate to the British inability to cope with Italian ( and probably any foreign) name ! Pasta is not just something you put a sauce on ,you have shown it’s culinary cultural phenomenon in its own right!

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