Amatriciana by Sophie Minchilli
This is my absolute favorite of the 4 Roman pastas. When people ask me what my last meal on earth would be, I always answer Amatriciana.
This is one of three featured recipes by this week’s guest, Sophie Minchilli, from her book The Sweetness of Doing Nothing: Live Life the Italian Way with Dolce Far Niente. Paid subscribers can also enjoy Sophie’s recipes for Carbonara and Insalata Di Finocchi E Arance. You can also hear our conversation with Sophie here.
Excerpted with permission from The Sweetness of Doing Nothing by Sophie Minchilli:
This is my absolute favorite of the 4 Roman pastas. I pretty much love any pasta dish with tomato sauce, but the mie of the crispy guanciale, sweet tomato sauce and salty pecorino, just make it the perfect pasta dish for any occasion. Traditionally we are meant to use bucatini as a pasta shape, but to be honest they are almost impossible to eat, and so I substitute them for spaghetti or rigatoni. When people ask me what my last meal on earth would be, I always answer Amatriciana.
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