This rustic Italian recipe for Pasta all Amatriciana is perfect for a weeknight meal. Quick and easy to make, Pasta all Amatriciana has a gorgeously rich tomato sauce, smoky pancetta, a hint of chilli and freshly grated pecorino romano cheese weaved through Garofalo pasta.
This recipe is a celebration of all things Italian cuisine.
Hailing from the mountainous town of Amatrice in the 1600s, this rustic Italian shepherd’s recipe uses ingredients that were readily available to shepherds to keep them warm through bitter winters.
They would use:
- Guanciale or pancetta from their pigs,
- Tomatoes and onions from the orchards,
- Pecorino cheese made from sheep’s milk,
- And fresh pasta made by their wives.
What could be faster than mac and cheese? Your very own Cacio e Pepe, of course. Literally consisting of pasta, pecorino romano cheese and cracked black pepper, it’s the sophisticated take on mac and cheese for adults that you’ve been waiting for.
So this week we tried an Italian recipe that is going to BLOW your cheese-loving minds.
(Assuming you are as massive lovers of cheese as we are. You ARE, aren’t you??)
Now, this recipe comes to you by way of our good friend Stefan. We first caught up in Venice at our friend Beppe’s apartment (and you might remember both of them from this little recipe-fail known as How NOT To Make all’Amatriciana).
As it turns out, Cacio e Pepe has sorta/kinda a few similar techniques to all’Amatriciana, but this time there was no Beppe around to throw his chaotic little spanners in the works! 😛 😛 😛
So what little knacks do you need to know to get it juuuust riiiight?
A super easy Italian Carbonara Pasta Recipe with only 6 ingredients – ready on the table in less than 30 minutes? Whaaat? Find out how you can create this mouth-watering Italian dinner that costs less than $10 with plenty left over for lunch.
Today’s I-need-you-in-my-tummy-right-now recipe comes to you all the way from a little town in Italy known as Parma.
Parma’s the original home to such Italian delights as balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and of course, Parmesan cheese. So naturally it’s one of our favourite places on earth. 😉
A pity for us we had a tight little window in our itinerary to get there… Less than 24 hours to jump on the right train, meet our host, see the sights, and hopefully cook an epic meal together.
In the end we were so late getting there that we almost missed out completely! :O
Koshary is a super satisfying Egyptian lentil, pasta and rice street food dish that’s ready and waiting to feed your soul. Bursting with Middle Eastern spices, it’s an aromatic meal that you’ll want to devour every day of the week.
Hey guys, today we’re sharing a spicy little recipe widely considered to be the national dish of Egypt… so you can probably imagine our surprise when we discovered it in Japan. :O
Big thanks to the lovely Sara and Khlood, two incredible ladies from Cairo who were on a mission to study medicine in Osaka, for showing us this recipe.
Once they discovered our love for world food and new and exciting cuisines, they took some time out from their study to show us how to make their mothers’ favourite recipe for Koshary, aka Egyptian Lentil Rice Pasta.
The cure for what ails you is a satisfied tummy, and there’s no tastier way to do that than with this Simple Malaysian Mee Goreng. This classic South East Asian fried noodle dish is drizzled in a mix of sweet soy sauce, sriracha chilli, and sesame oil for a flavour explosion that’ll have you licking your plate clean.
We had our first life-changing mouthful of Malaysian Mee Goreng (fried noodles) at a tiny little restaurant in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, and I’ve been craving to make a batch at home ever since.
And now I finally got my chance! Big thanks to our awesome housemate for the inspo to share. 😀
These sweet + salty + spicy Malaysian noodles burst with a simple blend of South East Asian flavours that are so addictive you won’t want to stop.
Not sure about Sarah, but I could happily eat these noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner and call it a good day.