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carrettiera

spicy tomato sauce, or tuna and mushroom sauce

‘Cart driver’s sauce’ a spicy tomato sauce for pasta alla carrettiera generally made with tuna and/or mushrooms. It was a popular dish in inns frequented by drivers of mule carts carrying barrels of wine for the Urbs from the surrounding Castelli Romani.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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