Recipe: Massimo Bottura’s Spaghetti Caterse

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From Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef (Phaidon, 2014), courtesy of Carlo Benvenuto and Phaidon

In an interview with KCRW’s Evan Kleiman he says his food is not modernist, instead he wishes to “bring the best of the past into the future.” For Bottura, the farmers and the artisans are the true heroes of Italy and his goal as a chef is to respect the ingredients. In his introduction to this recipe he writes, “Cetarese Spaghetti is the perfect example of the generosity of humble ingredients: with so little you get so much.”

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Portrait Courtesy of Paulo Terzi (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)