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Playing Chianti-Glazed Spaghetti or Linguini with Rosemary and Pecorino

This dish is easy and elegant. Serve with a green salad dressed with Dijon and garnished with pomegranate seeds alongside. For a heartier meal, serve with sliced steak and arugula dressed with lemon, olive oil and salt as a second course.


  • Salt
  • 1 pound spaghetti or linguini
  • 5 to 6 tablespoon olive oil, 4 slow turns of the pan
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 scant teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 1 bottle Chianti wine
  • 1 fat tablespoon butter
  • Pecorino, freshly grated or shaved, for serving


Serves: 4


Bring a pot of water to a boil. Season liberally with salt and cook pasta 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil, 4 slow turns of the pan, over medium heat. Add garlic, chili flakes and rosemary, stir 2 minutes then add wine and bring to boil. Reduce heat to a low, rolling simmer. 

Drain pasta and add it to the wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes until pasta is cooked to al dente (to the bite/teeth). Add butter and toss to gloss the pasta. Serve in shallow bowls topped with Pecorino.