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Aug 1, 2013 01:20 PM

Your Favorite Pasta Dish?

Carbonara has been my favorite for a while and with my recent discovery of guanciale it's elevated even more. I am making Bucatini all’Amatriciana tonight for the first time (didn't even know what bucatini was until several weeks ago). What is your favorite pasta dish?

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  1. Broccoli rabe, sausage and sweet potatoe with whatever shaped pasta I have available.

    1. the basic Cacio e Pepe, sometimes with a simple pistachio pesto .

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            1. re: Maximilien

              Me too! I fail miserably making it at home, though!

            2. There are so many but if I had to pick just one it would be: Angel hair with pesto

              1. Usually the one I just finished making and am about to take the first bite--we have pasta for dinner 4 nights a week so hard to name one. Right now, fresh cherry tomatoes braised with water and a chopped and sauteed mixture of oil-cured black olives, garlic, cubes of thick-sliced proscuitto, parsley. Spaghetti tossed into pan for last couple minutes--served with Parmigiano.

                1. For long pastas (other than angel hair or vermicelli, which I leave for soup or omelet dishes): Cacio e pepe, carbonara (the no-cream-whatsoever original), pesto (mixed with some of the the pasta cooking water) or Hazan's immortal tomato-with-butter-and-onion sauce.

                  For filled pastas: in a good broth with a sage leaf and grated cheese and dappled with drops of fat of choice.

                  For shaped pastas (Orecchietti being my favorite), I prefer ragu-like or chunkier sauces of divers sorts.