Bucatini alla Amatriciana
Mario Batali's recipe
There is no question long distance relationships take work. Cooking together has always been part of our weekly date night traditions. In the kitchen we have learned a lot about communication and learning to work together as a couple. Even when things get a little messy. Not to mention, my mom always told me the key to a man's heart is through his stomach. There is no better feeling than whipping up a big plate of pasta for your man.
As he questioned the tiny counter space in my Brooklyn apartment compared to Chicago, we managed to pull off the perfect balance of salty and spicy in this classic Roman dish.
The recipe is easy to follow with simple ingredients for special date night dining at home.
Tip: If he likes cheese, use a peeler to get larger chunks of romano on top. Why not?
Also: Pair with a Cabernet Sauvingnon or Malbec to offset the spicyness with something sweeter.
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