Smoky Pork Pappardelle
For the luscious meat sauce here, Gerard Craft braises pork with apples and honey, which adds some unexpected sweetness. Another surprise: He finishes the pasta with a sprinkling of smoked salt. More Pasta Recipes
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The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Craft's smoky-sweet pappardelle will pair well with a red that has enough rich fruit not to be overwhelmed by the dish's luxurious flavors. Southern Italy seems to specialize in reds of that nature, especially the flat, warm vineyards of Puglia and its primary grape variety, Negroamaro.