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Spaghetti alle Vongole

Spaghetti with clam sauce. If you can manage to make the basic spaghetti agli’olio, you can make this—it’s not much harder. I originally made this with clams in a can—and if that’s all you have, that’s fine. But it’s of course much better with fresh, whole clams. I made this when you kids were very […]


Spaghetti agli’olio

Spaghetti with garlic and oil: This is perhaps the first thing I ever learned to cook from scratch. It’s about as simple as you can get (unless you count plain pasta with butter and grated cheese), but as with all Italian cooking, simplicity is an art. My parents felt that as long as I could […]