Spaghetti with Garlic, Oil and Chilli Pepper

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino

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Italian Regional Cookery

By Valentina Harris

Published 1990

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This dish, of spaghetti with garlic-and chilli-flavoured olive oil, is one of the simplest and most delicious ways of preparing pasta. You must use good-quality olive oil, preferably one that has a strong flavour. The amount of chilli and garlic you use depends on your personal taste.

This dish is a very good cure for a hangover, especially if you eat it just before you retire for the night. In Rome, it is sometimes served at the end of the meal, after the dessert, to help you diges