Busiate, Pasta Types, Sicily


  Busiate from Trapani. Nearly all the Italian regions have particular types of pasta that come from there. Some of these, such as spaghetti, also became popular in different parts of or even throughout the Italian peninsula and eventually abroad too. Others have remained more exclusive to...

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Mafaldine, Seafood Pasta Dishes, Sicily

Mafaldine with fresh tuna

Mafaldine with fresh tuna. The first time I ate mafaldine with fresh tuna was last summer. I found the recipe on an Italian cookery site and asked my Sicilian hubby to make it for me!  Up until last year, I was still a bit hesitant about cooking untried pasta dishes and left most the...

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Calamarata, Campania, Pasta by region, Pasta Types, Sicily


Calamarata and calamari. If you like seafood pasta dishes, especially with calamari (squid), mussels, shrimps etc, then calamarata is the pasta to make them with. As the name implies, calamarata takes its name from calamari and is shaped like calamari rings. It is normally a little thick and...

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Casarecce, Pasta by region, Pasta Types, Sicily


Casarecce, one of my favourite pasta! Despite having lived in Italy for over 13 years, there are still many different types of pasta I have yet to try, be it cooking, making or just eating them. In fact the main reason for starting this blog was to record my journey through the wonderful world...

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