Monday, January 30, 2012

North Meets South Italian Style

I have trying to use up the myriad of fanciful pasta shapes around the house before buying more of James' favorite Rustichella D'Abruzzo spaghetti. Tonight I reached for a bag or delicate, beautiful croxetti, stamped pasta disks embellished with coats of arms and palm trees. sailboats and other decor that are a specialty of Liguria. Though often served with a pesto or walnut sauce, for our dinner I headed South and whipped up a sauce that is a Roman favorite, a hearty carbonara with prosciutto (I slipped that in instead of pancetta) eggs and parmesan. Italian fusion.

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