Pasta…. It was love at first sight


pastalovesmeprofile1Maybe I already told you that Pasta loves me… but I’m not sure if I told you I love her too 😉 For people who know me pretty well, my love affair with Her is not a secret anymore.

First of all I’d like to clarify that I am not on diet. My eating habits include pasta twice a week. I try not to avoid carbohydrates that are an important component of healthy nutrition.

Anyway, I think it’s very easy to fall in love with Pasta. And when you say pasta you say tomato sauce. When you say tomato sauce you say spaghetti. When you say spaghetti, lasagna, fusilli, penne, bucatini you say… ITALY! So if you are in love with Pasta you’re in love with Italy too.

Italian pasta is traditionally cooked al dente. Remember: al dente (“firm to the bite”), in other words not in the American way 😉 ! Actually as pasta was introduced elsewhere in the world it became part of so many local cuisines but believe me it’s cooked in a very different way from the Italian one.

About pasta loves me

Giornalista professionista emiliana, fondatrice del sito, laurea in lingue e master in Social Communication. Cresciuta a tortelli e gnocchi, impara a cucinare in Canada dove ha vissuto sei anni e dove ha lavorato per il Corriere Canadese. Amante e studiosa del barbecue, creatrice del food blog e delle Pizze Pioggia e Puglia Mon Amour inserite nel menu di una pizzeria di Cisternino, tra le più apprezzate, ama cucinare, raccontare, fotografare, organizzare eventi e... fare la pizza napoletana in casa. Fa parte dell'Associazione Le Donne del Vino Delegazione Puglia, è stata giudice in diversi concorsi enogastronomici e ha collaborato con il Cucchiaio d'Argento e I Love Italian Food. Conduce su Telenorba la trasmissione “I colori della nostra terra”, approfondimento settimanale sul territorio, turismo, agroalimentare ed enogastronomia.


  1. I know some people put a carrot in the tomato sauce as its simmering (remove when ready to serve), but I’ve never made it with that. Have you Simona? Would the carrot help reduce acidity?, or make sweeter? …not sure..

    • Yes Doreen, some people put carrots (peeled and coarsely chopped) but it’s not the traditional recipe.
      The sugar (not the carrot) does balance the acidity of tomatoes. You don’t need much, maybe a teaspoon. It depends on the tomatoes you use. If you use canned tomatoes there may already be some sugar added. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Nicole

    Sounds lovely. I too am in love with pasta. Unfortunately, pasta appears to be in love with my waist!

    • Nicole, I know what you mean… Actually I let my waist be in love with pasta doing my workout on a daily basis and eating well. Thanks for dropping by! Your blog is very nice, I’ll add it to the blogs I follow 🙂

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