Pasta alla Gricia – Italian food before tomatoes

Pasta alla Gricia is an ancient way of seasoning pasta, before the tomatoes took over Italian cuisine. Born in the Appennines region north of Rome, it was created by the local shepherds, who didn’t have much to feed themselves with: only sheep’s cheese and...

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

  Browsing the web, I stumbled across an article about eating on a budget. Of course, Italian food is one of the first mentioned; not only is it cheap, but it’s also nutritious and healthy–a result of the substantial amount of vegetables we use in our...