What to put on bucatini if you can find it? Amatriciana sauce

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“To me bucatini is the most useless shape of pasta ever invented. It does nothing for me,” says Sophie Minchilli as she describes her preferences to serve with her amatriciana. Photo by Sophie Minchilli

The sauce most closely associated with bucatini is amatriciana, one of the essential Roman sauces. It’s simple, yet fans often fight over the proper way to make it. Sophie Minchilli is a citizen of Rome and a great advocate of its food culture.  Her love of amatriciana is legendary amongst her family.



Evan Kleiman