la spaghettata

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Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun la spaghettata, which means a big plate/meal of spaghetti. You can learn more about this custom (and practice your Italian) by reading about it here! A spaghettata is an Italian custom, as our example shows, that often takes place after a night out. It is generally a simple dish of spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and red chili peppers:

Ieri la nostra amica svedese ha provato un’esperienza tipica italiana: la spaghettata. Dopo una serata al bar, Lucia ha deciso di invitarci a casa sua per una spaghettata prima di salutarci e andare a dormire. Ha cucinato spaghetti, aglio, olio e peperoncino: semplici ma buonissimi. Alla nostra amica svedese sono piaciuti da impazzire!

Yesterday our Swedish friend had a typical Italian experience: the big spaghetti meal. After an evening at the bar, Lucia decided to invite us to her house for a big plate of spaghetti before saying good night and going to sleep. She cooked spaghetti, garlic, oil and chili pepper: simple but very good. Our Swedish friend like it a lot!

Note: In Italy, you can often find spice packets called “spaghettata” sold at markets and spice stores that contain red pepper flakes, garlic, and some other spices that you can add to the pasta with some oil.

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