Recipes using dried red chile are more popular and appear more frequently the further south of home you travel. Basilicata, the region in the instep of the “boot” definitely has the hottest recipes in chili terms anywhere in the country. The literal translation of this recipe is “angry” meaning fiery, and you can add as much chile as you want, so increasing the rage level you can call your sauce furiosa (furious) or allo strillo (at screaming pitch), and so on!
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