Due to its minimalist ingredient list — generally, spaghetti and its starchy cooking water, a fat (butter or olive oil), pepper, and Cacio de Roma cheese and/or Pecorino Romano — this velvety pasta owes much of its verve to its preparation method, and is absolutely worth seeking out while in Rome. Not planning a Roman holiday anytime soon? We've broken down the technique in a fast and easy recipe sure to spark up your weeknight mealtime.
Cacio e Pepe
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