Emilia-Romagna, Pasta Types, Strozzapreti


      Anticlerical pasta? Strozzapreti, meaning  priest choker or strangler, are an elongated version of cavatelli. Slight variations of this usually hand rolled pasta are traditional in most of Central Italy, especially Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Tuscany and Marche.   Like...

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Emilia-Romagna, Meat Pasta Dishes, Tagliatelle

Tagliatelle Bolognese

Tagliatelle con ragu alla bolognese ( or the real spag bol!) As a child, ‘spag bol’ (spaghetti bolognese) was my favourite meal. Of course, my mum made it her way, which included adding a number of different vegetables such as mushrooms and green peppers to the sauce and throwing the cooked...

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