Spaghetti with Walnuts, Parsley and Gorgonzola

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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This is an example of how the most simple pasta dish, produced in minutes, can achieve a degree of excellence. The walnuts and Gorgonzola complement each other and plenty of chopped parsley adds a fresh element.


  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 50


Gently heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a pan. Add the garlic and stir around for 30 seconds over a low heat, then add the ground walnuts and chopped parsley and stir around for not more than 1 minute.

Add the remaining oil and the hot water followed by the Gorgonzola cheese. Stir arou