This sauce originated in Naples, Italy. It is said that the Prostitutes (puttana’s) needed to make something quick and nourishing between “appointments”. This sauce was created for just this reason. It has the flavors of Southern Italy – very intense, chunky and rich in flavor.
This is the traditional Italian recipe for basil pesto made with lots of fresh basil. *Secret chef’s technique: Sprinkle fresh parmigiano reggiano on your pasta first, after the pasta is cooked, then add the pesto. The cheese will stick the pesto to the pasta and create the perfect texture.
Buccatini with white bean, asparagus, shitake mushrooms, lovage and parmesan compliments of Chef Samantha Buyskes and Anthony Road Wine Company.