Penne al Mare

Penne with a Garlicky Shrimp and Calamari Sauce

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    as a first course
    • Difficulty


Appears in

In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

  • About

Renata Marsili is una vera lucchese, a true native of Lucca. She is also the matriarch of her family, much loved by the various members of the younger generation. We met through her grandson, Alberto Marsili, who works at the family’s small and impeccable wine shop in Lucca. He described her as the prototypical nonna—informal, warm, loving, and full of energy, especially in the kitchen, her constant habitat—and he insisted that I had to meet her. A long and careful c