Pienza is a famous renaissance city in Tuscany, and Adam travels there and tries the locally-famous pecorino cheese. He also stops by Montepulciano, a city founded by the Etruscans, and famous for its pici pasta. He tries this local delicacy, and pairs it with a delicious local Biondi-Santi wine. After experiencing the area’s exquisite cuisine, Adam creates his own version of pici pasta.


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Tubular Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs



Tubular Spaghetti with Bread Crumbs Recipe


1 Packet San Remo Tubular Spaghetti
¼ cup olive oil
2 anchovy fillets
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 ½ tablespoons capers, finely chopped
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 lemon, zested
½ cup coarse bread crumbs



  1. Cook pasta as per packet directions.
  2. Heat 2/3 of olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Add anchovies and fry for 2 to 3mins or until the anchovies have broken down.
  3. Next, place capers and garlic to pan and cook for a further 5mins.
  4. Strain pasta and add immediately to pan with anchovies, garlic and capers. Add parsley and lemon zest to pasta. Toss together. Serve in a large bowl and finish with breadcrumbs over the top.
  5. Optional, add some grated pecorino to the dish.