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truffle carbonara

Spaghetti with carbonara sauce is a classic and easy Italian dish, made by coating pasta in a creamy sauce of eggs, cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. Carbonara served with a few slices of truffle appears regularly in the menus of Umbrian restaurants and will make you feel like you are on vacation in our beautiful region. Learn how to combine the right ingredients for a carbonara sauce with a silky texture, and avoid to accidentally scrambling the eggs in the process.

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Mezzelune pasta filled with “porchetta” pork roast in fennel juniper butter

  Do you also have the feeling that spring is never coming? I start to be spring-obsessed around the first 10 days of March. By then, I am so ready with winter that I can’t take another grey day. Somewhat I forget that we will have to endure at least one more month of bad…… Continue reading Mezzelune pasta filled with “porchetta” pork roast in fennel juniper butter

Fall · Fresh Pasta · Life in Umbria · Main Dish · Pasta · Recipes · Sauces

Green stringozzi noodles with creamy roasted squash and ricotta sauce

This month has been mellow and nostalgic as it’s often in October in Umbria. While still reeling after a summer of record-high temperatures, we have enjoyed a string of magnificent sunny days and Technicolor sunsets. It’s been like a balm for body and soul. We miss our own olive harvest. The extreme temperatures and drought…… Continue reading Green stringozzi noodles with creamy roasted squash and ricotta sauce

Pasta · Recipes · Sauces

Mrs. Stringozzi goes to America (and Amatriciana my way)

About a year ago, in an evening like tonight, I was painstakingly working on the final version of my cookbook. I enjoyed every moment of that process and never for a second I thought what would have happened later. I wrote the book because I love books. I also wrote it because I had a…… Continue reading Mrs. Stringozzi goes to America (and Amatriciana my way)