Ok my pasta lovers,  you know we are all about peace, love and pasta around here so today I’m going to give you my top 5 tips for making pasta at home. These tips and tricks have been passed down in my family for generations and now I’m sharing them with you all! Here are the top 5 pasta no-nos to avoid so you can cook your spaghetti, rigatoni and linguine to al dente perfection just like the queen (or king) we know you are!

Number 1: There’s No Cream in Carbonara

Do not make Nonna cry (my sweet Jessica learned the hard way, see here). Any good carbonara gets the gorgeous body from egg yolks, just like you. The key to the BEST Carbonara this side of Rome is to gently stream tears of the gods into the cheese and egg yolk mixture to create a luscious and creamy sauce that will instantly transport you to a chic Roman Trattoria.

See How I make Carbonara Here

Number 2: Spaghetti Was Created In The Perfect Shape (just like you!)

Spaghetti needs to wrap around your fork, just like your lover is wrapped around your finger. I have only one exception, and that’s my recipe for Spaghetti Soup

Number 3: Keep it Salty!

Tears of the pasta gods need to be salty, just like you are when you are hungry. If you under salt your water, your plate of pasta will never be properly seasoned.  Adding salt after the pasta has cooked will make your entire dish taste too salty. Remember, your water should taste like a well-seasoned soup before you drop your pasta!

Number 4: Al dente all the way, baby!

When cooking pasta,  trust your taste and senses, not a timer. You need something you can sink your teeth into. True beauty has a bite, just like you do.

Number 5: Get Lost in the Sauce!


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by The Pasta Queen (@the_pastaqueen)

Rule number 5 goes hand in hand with rule number 4; always under cook your pasta slightly so you can finish the cooking process within the sauce you’re serving it in.  This is the only way to ensure every bite is lucious and flavorful, just like you are. The perfect example is my recipe for The Minty Mistress; the al dente pasta soaks up the delicious cream for something truly unforgettable.


A Just Gorgeous Cookbook: 100+ Recipes and Stories

I am so proud to announce that after over a full year of hard work, and a lifetime of love and passion for all things pasta, my debut cookbook is now available for pre-order. 

United States of America

United Kingdom