Pesto alla Trapanese with Busiate Pasta

Busiate and Pesto alla Trapanese are a match made in heaven. Pesto Trapanese is the Sicilian answer to the Genovese version, a recipe originally brought to Trapani’s port by Ligurian sailors on their way to the East and adapted to use ingredients easier to source on the island: almonds and tomatoes. Busiate is a traditional…

Sicchie d’a Munnezza Busiate Pasta

Sicchie d’a Munnezza is Napoletano dialect for garbage can. Yes, but don’t let this ugly name fool you: this combination of typical Italian holiday leftovers (especially nuts and dried fruits) is a delicious, colorful, and resourceful dish. Like many traditional Italian recipes, this one originated as a creative solution to food waste. The result is…

Busiate with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

This one is a wintertime favorite suggested to us by Filippo Drago in Sicily. It’s the busiate that make this dish. Something about their rustic nuttiness pairs perfectly with the sausage and broccoli rabe.