Penne alla Malefemmina

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Appears in
Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

  • About

There is perhaps no more exciting cool pasta dish - I hesitate to use the term pasta salad because of negative associations - than this one. It is full of wild and unruly flavours, flung together with a certain abandon. And no wonder it’s such a flamboyant dish, for the name translates to ‘bad woman pasta’, like so many lusty tomato-and-garlic concoctions (alla putanesca is a similar example). Legend has it that these dishes are so called because they are so aromatic they lure custom