Yesterday’s pasta hinted at the flavors of my New Mexican roots

and sparked a urning on my palate.

Along with the vast expanses of open country and the seemingly never-ending sunshine,

the flavor of the local chile is one of the things I miss most…

So today, I decided to just go

Full-On New Mexican

Chimayo Red Chili Bucatini, a spicy roasted red pepper cream!

-Decidedly un-Italian, but delicious none the less!

Red Chili Bucatini

For the Italian offerings:

Lumache, alla Bolognese

Spaghettini, with basil-parsley pesto