The Chew: Fabio Viviani & Mario Batali’s Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Recipe


The Chew: Fabio Viviani & Mario Batali’s Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Mario Batali said his Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is so easy, even his dog could make it. I don’t know about that, but it did look amazing. Fabio Viviani of Top Chef gave Mario Batali a hand. Michael Symon, to test out the theory of whether Italians could say anything and make it sound appealing, had Fabio Viviani say certain things in Italian. He had him say:

The Chew: Fabio Viviani & Mario Batali's Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Recipe

Mario Batali and Fabio Viviani teamed up to make spaghetti aglio e olio, a delicious-looking dish.

  1. I am out of toilet paper.
  2. My dog has a wooden leg.
  3. Michael Symon is better at crafting than Clinton Kelly.

And I have to say is, all of these phrases sounded better in Italian. Daphne Oz said that Italian men are so sought after by women because women like to imagine that no matter what they’re saying, they’re telling the woman that she’s beautiful. “The morale of the story is, you all think we prefer Italian men. The fact is, we prefer not really knowing what you’re saying,” Carla Hall said.

Mario Batali said the reason Italian men look so good and have such a style is because they practice everything. He said the reason why it looks so good when they throw a jacket over their shoulder is because they’ve practiced it a thousand times.

The Chew: Mario Batali’s Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Ingredients:

  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds Spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic cloves (sliced thinly)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chili Flakes
  • 3/4 cup Pickled Cherry Peppers
  • 1/2 cup Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • Fat Boy Bread Crumbs

The Chew’s Spaghetti Aglio e Olio Directions:

  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook it one minute less than package directions
  2. In a large sauce pan, add 1/3 cup of olive oil and heat low. Add garlic, pickled cherry peppers, salt and chili flakes. Add a tablespoon of the pasta water. Cook about 8 minutes, or until garlic is soft.
  3. Drain pasta, add to the sauce pan, toss together and add parsley. Top with bread crumbs.
  4. Enjoy this simple pasta!


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