A spaghetti cacherole is a dish with a tomato sauce, tomatoes, herbs and spices, and topped with the pasta and baked to a crispy crust.
A classic dish in the West, it is made from a variety of spaghetti and is served with mashed potatoes and baked beans.
Al Jazeera’s Stephanie López-Alt says it’s often served with pasta sauces such as olive oil, feta, and garlic.
The sauce is usually prepared ahead of time, and the pasta is cooked in a saucepan until cooked through, and then served.
The dish has been a staple of the Western culinary repertoire since the early days of Italian cooking.
Al-Jazeera’s John Donnelly, reporting from the Italian town of San Giuseppe, said the dish is made in a number of ways: “You can make it as a basic spaghetti dish, with a few modifications: add the tomato sauce and garlic, or use a sauce made with the meat of the chicken, beef, or pork.
And you can also make it into a sort of spaghetti with a small amount of sauce, so that it can be served alongside the pasta.
In that way, the dish has become a kind of Italian-American pasta dish.”
Al Jazeera spoke to one of the cooks, Alessandro Tanno, who says it is a difficult task to create a good, firm, well-seasoned spaghetti.
“A lot of people have a hard time making it,” he said.
“I don’t know if it’s the sauce, or maybe it’s a lack of time.
But the sauce doesn’t work, and it’s very difficult to do the right thing with a sauce.”
Tannio is the owner of Tannos Pizza and Pasta in Florence.
He also runs the Italian-Italian restaurant Tannoni’s.
“People have tried to recreate spaghetti caché in many different ways, from the most traditional way of making it by combining tomato sauce with a lot of herbs, which is what I did,” he told Al Jazeera.
“The sauce is very strong, so the result is really hard to do.”
Tammi, who is based in New York, has cooked spaghetti cakes for Italian restaurants and a restaurant in Paris.
“It’s an easy, elegant dish that has a very rich flavour, but it requires very good preparation,” she told Al- Jazeera.
Alarm bells ringing?
Al Jazeera met a number people in Florence who said they have tried a few variations of spaghetti caguas, but they all were different, or very different.
The casserol is not the same as a traditional spaghetti, Tannon said.
The pasta is often cooked in the same pan as the spaghetti, he said, but not always.
“There are variations with how long you cook the pasta, and sometimes you need to change the amount of pasta to make the dish firm,” Tannor said.
Alimenta del cazador is also known as spaghetti cazadora.
It’s a traditional Italian dish that’s traditionally made with pasta, tomatoes and basil, according to Al Jazeera, which says it “is a staple for the Italian middle class.”
Alimentar al cazadera, or spaghetti cazzador, is also a traditional dish, but is more popular in the Middle East and North Africa.
It is made with spaghetti, tomato, garlic and olive oil.
The meat is usually cut into thin strips, but sometimes it’s whole, according Al Jazeera reporter John Donnolly.
“Usually, they use a mixture of meat and flour, which adds an interesting flavor to the dish,” Donnolly said.
Tannó, a veteran of the Italian cooking world, said people are trying to recreate the dish at home.
“But they’re not always able to do that, because they don’t have enough pasta,” he explained.
Tammio said that he’s not the only one cooking spaghetti cargadas.
He said that there are a lot more people out there than people realise.
“This is one of those dishes that you just see in the newspapers or on television,” Tammo said.
And it’s not just Italian restaurants in Florence that are trying this.
Al Jazeeras’ John Donnochie also visited Florence.
“In the past, I have eaten spaghetti cagiarazzata, spaghetti cattacchino, and spaghetti caggiarazzada,” he recalled.
“And the pasta has to be made in advance.
I think the most important thing is the preparation.
There are different kinds of cacherolas.
“If you cook it for a few hours, you can cook it at the same time,” Donnochy said. “
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