The regional Italian pasta Bucatini all’Amatriciana is getting a lot of attention this week, and not just for the delicious combination of pork jowls and tomato. Following the recent 6.2-magnitude earthquake that devastated central Italy, including its namesake town of Amatrice, it’s become a symbol.
Over 600 restaurants in Italy are putting the iconic dish on menus and donating €2 for every plate sold to the Italian Red Cross.
Chefs here in the States are also on the case, in support of a region that’s provided them so much inspiration. In New York, Nick Anderer is leading the charge at his Roman restaurants Marta and Maialino and other restaurateurs across the country are also taking action.