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This is a typical recipe from Rome. It is a delicious secondo piatto (second dish) that in Rome they use to eat during an Italian Holiday, Ferragosto (August the 14th).
This recipe is fast and easy to make. It can be made for a late snack or a light dish meal. I did not use extra olive oil but it can be added to taste. I did not use salt but it can be added to taste. No cooking just preparation.
This recipe is a combination of two famous Italian dishes: Penne all’ Arrabbiata e Bucatini all’ Amatriciana, for both the origin is the Italian region of Lazio and to be more precise Rome and Amatrice.
Two classic versions exist, one from Napoli (Naples) without anchovies and one from Lazio with anchovies. My preference goes to the Neapolitan version as I do not like the fishy taste of anchovies in the sauce.