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When there’s pasta in your kitchen cupboard a meal is never far away; the simplest example of this must be cacio e pepe (ingredients: spaghetti, olive oil, black pepper and parmesan or pecorino).
Fresh tortellini with homemade tomato sauce is an almost universally popular dish for
a reason, while peperonata rigatoni features an abundance of enticing Mediterranean flavours. Pea, mint and basil pesto pasta meanwhile is delicate, delicious and nearly effortless to put together.
Aim to cook the pasta al dente. To do this, boil it for a few minutes less than the time stated on the pack (and don’t forget to taste test).