Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

“Puttanesca” means, well, in the “style of persons exercising the oldest profession of the world”.

Given this juicy history there are many stories as to the origin of this well known pasta dish from Napoli. Suffice to say it is a very tasty dish, easy on your pocket – a delightful variation of the traditional Spaghetti alla Pomodore.

Tagliatelle with Roasted Artichokes and Prosciutto

Tagliatelli Paglia e Fieno con Carcioffi arrostiti e Prosciutto, a classic Italian pasta dish. ‘Paglia’ means ‘Straw’ and ‘Fieno’ means ‘Hay’ – the yellow pasta and the green pasta made by adding blended spinach to the pasta dough. Easy to prepare and always welcome at the dinner table.

Penne with Cabbage and Sausage

This hearty dish from Calabria, Penne con Verza e Salsiccia, needs little else to provide a satisfying and tasty meal. Savoy’s cabbage robust flavor and texture contrasts exceptionally well with the sausage and pasta.

Penne all Arrabbiata

One of the best known pasta dishes in Italy. An honest fare made with simple ingredients. Serve with a nice crusty bread and a glass of wine.

All’arrabbiata means “fiery style”, named as such due to the heat of the peppers.

Pappardelle with Smoked Salmon and Spinach in Lemon Cream Sauce

A great meal that is easily thrown together in a couple of minutes. A perfect pick me up after a hard day’s work. Light, easy and an ideal treat for when you don’t feel like cooking. 15 minutes is all it takes. The best of all, people will think you went through a lot of trouble to prepare it. A sprinkle of Parmesan is optional.

Creamy Zucchini and Bacon Pasta

I had this dish in Italy last summer and loved it. What an ingenious way to prepare a humble vegetable into something utterly delicious. Do not skimp on good quality bacon or pancetta. It pays off!