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The complex history behind the simplistic Spaghetti Amatriciana

What's better than grabbing a taste of Italy? Bringing the taste into your very own kitchen.

Amatriciana sauce is renowned as one of the best-known and most delicious pasta sauces in Roman and Italian cuisine. It originates from a quaint Italian town called Amatrice. The recipe itself is surprisingly simple made with only tomato, bacon and onion. Unfortunately, its flavoursome dish is not all Amatrice is known for.

In 2016, an earthquake devastated the town destroying the beautiful architecture and landscape that defined the mountainous area. However, the tangy and appetising sauce remains unshaken and it's more than good for the taste buds. The dish has since been introduced to many restaurants around the globe as a means to gather funds for victims of the earthquake. Some restaurateurs donate any profits derived from sales of the dish to the areas most affected by the earthquake.

The secret is in the sauce

It is unsurprising that the pasta sauce has remained an Italian staple, despite it being a basic recipe; It is the sauce that truly defines the dish as it is fully loaded with flavour.

Our Spaghetti Amatriciana seasoning mix is made with 100% natural ingredients to fully capture that fresh Italian taste. It is so loaded with herbs that there's no room for any other hidden nasties or artificial flavours.

One herb that defines Amatriciana sauce is Marjoram, a herb that was once known as "joy of the mountains" because of its abundance on the Mediterranean mountains. This is also an appropriate description for the mountainous area of Amatrice. The herb gives the sauce a hint of sweetness, taking the edge off the spicier crushed chilli. It is more than just palatable, the herb has numerous health benefits. It is known to facilitate digestion and reduce stress, making Spaghetti Amatriciana an ideal dish to wind down and enjoy with the whole family.

Who knew such a deep and complex history would surround such a simplistic and delicious dish? Treat your taste buds to Spaghetti Amatriciana and order our amatriciana spice blend for a healthy and flavoursome dinner.

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