Pasta all’Amatriciana is often considered a staple of Roman cuisine, as it is ubiquitous in restaurants of the Italian capital. The people of Amatrice, more than a hundred kilometres to the northeast, have a different opinion. For the Amatriciani, this is their dish, and one that should be protected at all costs. The acclaimed chef Carlo Cracco was even condemned by the deputy mayor of the town after admitting to using garlic in his version. This was decried by the town’s authority as a “lapsus”, or lapse of judgement. The magazine Gambero Rosso reported on "lo scandalo dell’aglio nell’Amatriciana”, quite literally “the scandal of the garlic in the Amatriciana”. Cracco apologised, calling this an “unpardonable” mistake.
Given their ferocity when it comes to protecting the traditions of their sauce, we have always been happy to oblige when preparing our Amatriciana-filled pasta. As tradition proscribes, there’s flavoursome tomatoes, salty pancetta, Pecorino Romano, a splash of white wine and a good amount of black pepper. No garlic in sight. Serve with our signature sage butter sauce; this heady herb is a fantastic pairing for pancetta, and we hope you’ll enjoy this dish as much as we do.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Pasta (Durum WHEAT Semolina, Soft WHEAT Flour, Pasteurized EGGS, Natural Flavour) Filling (Peeled Tomatoes, Pancetta, Red Onion, Pecorino Cheese (Sheep's MILK, Salt, Rennet), Tomato Paste, White Wine (SULPHITES), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Black pepper, Sugar, Natural Flavour), Rice Flour
Butter (MILK) (87%), Sage (10%), Salt, Black Pepper
MILK, Salt, Rennet (Microbial Coagulant), EGG Lysozyme
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