This is one of my favorite recipes. I’ve made it for years and years.
She is a wonderful cook, and the book contains a number of fantastic recipes. I consider it one of my cookbooks!
Linguine alla Cecca is a simple recipe, but oh, so satisfying! It’s perfect for summer suppers with a loaf of crusty bread. This is my comfort food.
Drop 5 large tomatoes into boiling water for one full minute. Peel and seed and chop.
Put chopped tomatoes into a large bowl with ½ cup of olive oil, a garlic clove sliced in two (more garlic is okay. Actually, preferable!) , 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, salt and hot red pepper flakes.
Let sit for a couple of hours. Remove the garlic if you wish.
Boil one pound of linguine, drain and toss with the sauce. Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese.