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How Well Do You Know Pasta Sauces?

Can you tell the difference between a ragù and pesto?

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  1. 1. Let's start with an easy one. What sauce is this?

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    Spinach and ricotta
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    Salsa verde
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    Pesto alla Genovese
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    Pesto alla Siciliana
  2. 2. What is the name of the white sauce used in lasagna?

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    Béchamel
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    Mayonnaise
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    Salsa bianca
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    Lasagna sauce
  3. 3. Should you put garlic in an Amatriciana?

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    Fuck yes!
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    No, it would be a sin.
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    You can. It's a flexible recipe.
  4. 4. A slightly harder one: Which of these two dishes is gnocchi alla Sorrentina?

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    Via Thinkstock
    Via Thinkstock
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    Via Thinkstock
  5. 5. Now a controversial one: Should you use cream in a carbonara?

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    No. It's cheating.
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    Of course you can. Why do you think it's so creamy?
  6. 6. What is the core ingredient in pasta alla norma?

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    Aubergine
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    Tuna
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    Swordfish
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    Wild boar
  7. 7. And how about a puttanesca? What goes into that?

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    Tuna, olives, and beans
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    Anchovies, capers, and olives
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    Tuna, onion, and olives
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    Anchovies, onion, and tuna
  8. 8. What's the star ingredient in a gricia?

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    Pancetta
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    Bacon
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    Guanciale
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    Jamón
  9. 9. Vongole are best topped with what cheese?

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    Parmesan
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    Pecorino
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    Cheese? WTF. No cheese
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    Grated mozzarella
  10. 10. What gives an all’arrabbiata its punch?

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    Lots of pepper
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    Onions
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    Mango
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    Chili
  11. 11. Should you use onions in an aglio, olio e peperoncino?

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    Yes
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    No
  12. 12. Which of the following does not go in a traditional ragù alla Bolognese?

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    Celery
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    Vinegar
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    Carrots
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    Onions
  13. 13. What should cappellacci ferraresi be filled with?

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    Pumpkin
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    Ricotta and spinach
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    Mushrooms
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    Truffle
  14. 14. What is this wonderful dish?

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    Pajata
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    White Amatriciana
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    Butter, Parmesan, and pepper
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    Cacio e pepe
  15. 15. And what do you use for Apulian orecchiette (con le cime di rapa)?

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    Anchovies and chili
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    Lemon peel and chili
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    Sardines and chili
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    Orange peel and chili
  16. 16. Finally, which of these is malloreddus alla Campidanese?

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    Via DEA / P. INGALDI / Contributor
    Via DEA / P. INGALDI / Contributor
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    Via DEA / M. SARCINA / Contributor
    Via DEA / M. SARCINA / Contributor
 
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