Lorighittas is pasta from Sardinia formed into a ring like two strands of twisted spaghetti. These days it’s served with shrimp, zucchini, or artichokes.
English Name: Lorighittas with shrimp · Course: Primo Piatto, Pasta · Author James Martin
Minestrone is a thick vegetable soup without a fixed recipe that takes advantage of what’s fresh in the garden.
English Name: Minestrone · Course: Primo Piatto, Soup · Author James Martin
Orecchiette con salsiccia e cima di rape and other variations with anchovies and tomato sauce are classic primi piatti from Puglia.
English Name: "Little Ears" pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
Pane frattau was born in the Barbagia region of Sardinia, a dish of layered carta di musica bread, tomato sauce and pecorino sardo cheese. You’ll find it in many restaurants in the Sardinian interior listed as a primo piatto.
English Name: Pane frattau · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
Panigacci al pesto is a primo piatto found in a very limited corner of La Lunigiana, in the towns of Aulla and Podenzana.
English Name: (Crepes?) with pesto · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
Pappa al Pomodoro is a summer tomato soup served warm or at ambient temperature, a mixture of tomatoes, bread, fresh herbs, and a light broth or water.
English Name: Tomato soup or tomato pap · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
Pasta with walnuts and zucchini is a spring primo piatto that’s simple and satisfying without tomatoes.
English Name: Pasta with zucchini and walnuts · Course: Primo Piatto, Pasta · Author James Martin
Pasta all’Amatriciana is a pasta with a tomato sauce enhanced by guanciale, pecorino cheese and sometimes onion, a traditional primo piatto of not only Amatrice but of Rome
English Name: Pasta all'Amatriciana · Course: Primo Piatto, Pasta · Author James Martin
Pasta alla Puttanesca comes to us from around Naples. It’s a fairly recent addition to Cucina Italiana, but everyone in Naples can cook, even the women of the evening.
English Name: The Whore's Pasta · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
The first tender fava beans are a sign of spring in Italy, and are combined with pecorino cheese, mint, and sometimes pecorino cheese in this classic spring dish.
English Name: Pasta with Fava Beans and Pecorino Cheese · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin