Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Saturday, 18 July 2015
What to do with bucatini?
There was an offer on Italian pasta in Marks&Spencer recently and out of pure curiosity I bought bucatini. I never had these sort of pasta before, but I was intrigued by these thick spaghetti shaped noodles with holes in them. I love thick pasta, so I thought it would make for a good dish... but I don't know how to prepare bucatini. I asked on Facebook to my Italian friends for suggestions, one of them said she did not like bucatini because she found them too thick, but that I could make the traditional bucatini all'amatriciana. The problem is that I don't like pork much, especially ham which I hate, so I would need to create/find a variation. the Wikipedia entry mentions guanciale and my friend says it is done with pancetta, but in both case, it is far too close to ham for my liking. I might just go for Bolognese sauce. But whatever I make, I am really looking forward to try them. Because, as my Italian friends taught me, there is no such thing as plain pasta. So the bucatini should be a treat.