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Italian Classics

Sicilian-style spaghetti with anchovies and breadcrumbs

Sicilian-Style Spaghetti with Anchovies and Breadcrumbs (Spaghetti con Acciughe e Mollica)

Flavorful and satisfying, this pasta has a hint of umami from anchovies and a bright, citrusy kick from a squeeze of lemon. The toasted breadcrumbs on top are the perfect finishing touch. The best part is that most of the ingredients are pantry staples that you probably already have on hand, so it’s really easy to throw together.

Pasta Puttanesca at

The Saucy Secrets of Pasta Puttanesca: A Recipe with A Provocative Past

A bold and savory Italian pasta dish that comes together in a jiffy using mostly pantry items – perfect for a weeknight meal. With its punchy flavors and intriguing history, it’s no wonder that this saucy concoction has become a favorite on dinner tables everywhere. 

Traditional Pasta Carbonara with wine in background

Traditional Pasta Carbonara – recipe, origins, wine pairing & more

Dive into the rich history of traditional Roman-style Pasta Carbonara. Discover its origins, key ingredients, and learn how to create this authentic Italian dish at home.