Nonna’s classic pasta recipe
This recipe is inspired by the type of tomato sauces the boy’s Nanna cooked. We can assume that this was as genuine as home-style Italian cooking got in our house. In my attempts to learn new kitchen skills and build flavours, I developed a bolder richer style of my own, good in its way, but perhaps lacking the homely, honest goodness of this type of simple but satisfying food.
Here, less is positively more… Nanna knew exactly what the best food was for young growing boys – her teas were always social, settling, and nourishing. So don’t consider this a cheat. It’s just good cooking.