What is "all’arrabbiata"?
‘Arrabbiata’ is a noun which means a ‘rage’, or a ‘temper tantrum’ in Italian. When a dish is ‘all’arrabbiata’ it is spicy and hot.
Pasta all’arrabbiata is made with chili. Make the regular tomato sauce base for pasta (fried onion, add tomatoes, garlic, seasoning), and chop in some hot red chili to taste. This simple sauce is great with penne, some grated parmigiano, and a drizzle of olive oil.
English speakers tend to add an extra syllable into the pronunciation of all’arrabbiata – in Italian, this is a four-syllable word, not five. Hover over the colored letters for an explanation, and listen to the audio.
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