Now that the times have changed I thought it was also a good idea to change up the whole monthly issuing plan, firstly because I can’t really sit here and make-believe that you guys can go on day trips with this whole Coronavirus in Italy situation right? Plus, let’s be honest I really don’t think many of you are looking at places to rent in Italy either atm. That’s why I’m talking Italian recipes today, I want you to eat in Italian.

Well, now that I’ve got you’re attention why not read up on some Florentine Specialities. Or maybe you want to look at the wider picture and think about food specialties from every Italian region. If you are interested just click on those two links.

So, what did good old Chris think was a good idea? Give you some easy Italian recipes to work on while you’re back home, or if you’re in Italy while you’re here waiting for something to do. Cause even though there is a virtual shutdown, you can still buy your groceries, don’t worry, plus if you’re too scared you can always order them on Glovo or even order in some Wine cause you’re bored to bits from Wineowine ( (these wine guys are a sponsorship, you need to understand that at this moment we need to sell some space out, from now on I will disclose when this happens).

But what are you going to pair with your wine? I don’t know what you were thinking about drinking but I’m going to hit you up with one of the most basic recipes. I already talk about this super traditional Italian plate, and nothing is more comforting than Italian food in desperate times.

The Spaghetti al Pomodoro

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Look at that light spaghetti al Pomodoro by RitaE on Pixabay

I’ve got this book at home from Cucchiaio d’Argento, a highly regarded cooking book in Italy that has a fair amount of unique recipes, and also those classic Italian ones I’m going to talk about in the coming times (this isn’t sponsored at all, I really think they’re pretty badass).

When are we going to make this easy Italian recipe?

So what do you need to eat in Italian, to cook in Italian, to feel Italian when making Spaghetti al Pomodoro?

  • 360g of Spaghetti
  • 800g of Pomodori Pelati
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • Fresh Basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

To work on this easy Italian recipe just do as follows.

Start by putting the Pelati in a pan with the clove of garlic, cut in half and with the bud removed, and some oil. Once you mix them together you’ll put the pan on medium heat for about 30 mins.

Once the time is up, remove the garlic, take the remaining sauce and pass it through a masher to make it nice and thick. If you don’t have one don’t worry you can skip this step.

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What happens now?

You put the sauce back into the pan, let it cook for another 10 minutes, stirring, and finally add the  Spaghetti…al dente preferably.

There you go Spaghetti al Pomodoro, a truly simple Italian recipe.



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