Avianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5971 posts, RR: 34 Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3621 times:
simple question, as mentioned in topic.
for me its not easy as there is a tons of good pasta dishes around, like x different lasagne, caneloni dishes, or a simple pasta with carbonara sauce, what is really important to add a lot of cheese (parmesano) and a nice side salad!
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Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3587 times:
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OA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6052 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3555 times:
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So difficult to choose as I LOVE pasta, but a really good bolognese is always quite nice (I make a killer turkey bolognese ), pasta with homemade pesto is another favorite. I tend to experiment with pastas and sauces and have come up with some pretty good combos over the years. One of my favorite creations is a tuna sauce with capers, lemon, white wine, salt/pepper, and thyme.
Aesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 8816 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3535 times:
Well, if I ate always the same I would not like it anymore, so I haven't a favorite really. But I guess the one I eat the most often (because it's quick to make and doesn't use fresh ingredients) is penne al pesto alla genovese, with the Barilla sauce and Barilla pasta.
My mother makes a really good lasagna, red or green.
A quick and dirty spaghetti alla carbonara is also great.
But really what I like is the diversity, and with my family in Italy I'm often surprised.
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TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3126 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3515 times:
My favorite is vermicelli with a good, simple marinara sauce and lots of fresh parmesan on top. Add a sliced-up grilled chicken breast and some lightly steamed vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, baby carrots, and mushrooms) and you've got a full meal that won't make you immobile for the rest of the day.
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CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2795 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3503 times:
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A simple Bolognese will do fine for me, so long as it's done the traditional way. There have been some shocking examples, even from supposedly 'Italian' cafes, but I'd say that a good Italian cafe should always be able to make a good Bolognese. If they can't manage such a simple dish, then what chance do they have of dishing up something a bit more complex?
sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1762 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3468 times:
Lasagne for me. I make a wicked lasagne. I made it for one of my friends a few weeks ago and she loved it so much she went back for a large second helping. A week later she went to an Italian restaurant and she ordered lasagne, but couldn't eat it as it was nothing like mine. This is coming from an Indian woman who I got praise from for making a curry for her so it must have been good.
photopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 3164 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
For me, it has to be Rigatoni as the tubes hold the sauce much better. And of course the sauce is my own completely home-made with lean ground beef, tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, basil, garlic and some red cooking wine. Let it cook and simmer for several hours so all the flavours blend nicely.
And of course, a nice Chianti, some garlic bread, and a cool crisp mixed salad to go with it.
There's a resturaunt in old Ventura named "Fiore" that makes a butternut squash ravioli to die for.
My #1 choice would be the Gnocci @ "Vivo" on Randolph St. in Chicago. It's like the crack cocaine of pasta. It's one of the big reasons that I love Chicago.
This is me last July about to get my annual fix @ Vivo.