Pasta all’Amatriciana is one of a group of four outstanding Roman first courses. Learn about its origins and how to make it.
Recipe #5 in my new vegitalian series August is right in the middle of the Italian fig season and shops, markets, and the ubiquitous trees are heaving with the fruit. What better way to eat them than in this simple salad which enhances but respects the integrity of their flavour. Perfect for a summer lunch or antipasto.
In Italian, ‘ho fatto il giro delle sette chiese’—I’ve been around the seven churches— means that you’ve been absolutely everywhere looking for something. But what are the origins of this phrase? Today, the city of Rome has more churches than any other city in the world, about 900 to be precise. But not all churches …