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SERIOUSLY SIMPLE: Spaghetti with cheese and pepper
When a chef friend suggested we make a simple dinner of cacio e pepe, I was there. This ancient Roman dish includes pasta, pecorino Romano cheese, cracked black peppercorns and some of the pasta water. While it sounds simple to make, especially with the minimal ingredient list, it requires a bit of skill incorporating the ingredients. Since that first dinner I have reworked this dish numerous times.
By Diane Rossen Worthington,
June 6, 2013