As if I needed any reminder, my Roman Curia calendar alerted me to the fact that today is the 2768th Birthday of Rome.
My friend the Great Roman Fabrizio™ decided, given the terrible news lately, to celebrate with a tasty plate of fried brains! Yum.
I am debating what to make for supper. It should be in the Roman line. Perhaps spaghetti or bucatini alla gricia or all’amatriciana.
I decided on bucatini all’amatriciana
Yah yah.. I didn’t wind up using the salt, but I like the salt cellar.
I couldn’t get guanciale but I could get pancetta. I didn’t have fresh tomatoes so I worked with the antepenultimate can of San Marzanos that you readers sent me. Also, that’s the last package of bucatini that you readers sent me. Also present are pepper, hot pepper, and pecorino.
Sauté the pork.
Remove to a dish and continue with the tomatoes.
Add some white wine. Sorry about the shadow.
Put the pork in again.
Add the hot stuff. I amped it up more after this.
I added a ladle of the pasta water and put in the pasta to finish cooking in the sauce.
With grated pecorino.
With ground pepper. Like being in Rome.
Happy birthday Roma.