It can be long, short, mixed, dry, hand-made, stuffed, hot, cold, gluten free. We’re talking about pasta, an essential dish on Italians’ tables. Pasta acts as a quiet advisor for the most important decisions, the best friend who puts us in a good mood, because really, a good dish of pasta can help us gain our smile again. Pasta, being as demanding as very few, should always be handled with love and care. If she feels neglected, in fact, it only takes a minute for her to take revenge and ruin our day.
Totò, one of Italy's most celebrated actors, loved it. He used to stuff his pockets with pounds of spaghetti in the hope it would never end. The unusual American Alberto Sordi, another well-loved actor, tried to live without it, but he gave up in front of a plate of spaghetti. Pasta, in short, is one of the symbols par excellence not only of our cuisine, but of our culture. It’s therefore up to us to decline it wisely in the best recipes. After all, as Federico Fellini once said, “Life is a combination of pasta and magic”.
We would love to continue telling you about its goodness, but we prefer to conclude by recommending a classic recipe of our cuisine: the Tuscan meat sauce, to be served with tagliatelle or any other kind of pasta.
1.5 kilograms of lean minced beef
- 150 grams of chicken livers
- 2 carrots
- 2 red onions
- 6 leeks of celery
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 glasses of good white wine
- 300 grams of fresh tomatoes
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Parsley, oregano, basil to taste
- Salt and black pepper