Bucatini Pasta by Rustichella d'Abruzzo
A.K.A. That Wonderful Hollow Spaghetti
Deriving from the Italian word bucato, meaning "pierced," bucatini are long, thick spaghetti with a hole through the center. A common pasta shape in the area around Rome, bucatini is traditionally served all'Amatriciana, with a spicy sauce of tomatoes, dried chile and guanciale (salt-cured pork). In Sicily, they use these hollow noodles for pasta con le sarde (with sardines and wild fennel). Enjoy with any tomato-based sauce and slurp loudly, as the Romans do.
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