Hunter-Style Pasta Sauce with Herbs, Pancetta, Tomato, and White Wine

Sugo alla Cacciatora

Preparation info

  • Enough sauce for 1 pound of pasta, making


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Marcella Cucina

By Marcella Hazan

Published 1997

  • About

Italian hunters must do a lot of cooking!” exclaimed one of my students when I was introducing yet another dish called alla cacciatora, hunter’s style. Although some hunters may like to cook and there are certainly cooks who also hunt, the term refers not to them, but to a style of cooking that applies to meats or pasta sauces employing ingredients that would be used in preparing game. Aromatic flavorings such as sage, bay leaves, and juniper are typical components of the cacciato