Foodie Vocab Monday: All’arrabbiata

It’s once again time for Foodie Vocab Monday and today’s new word challenge. Will you make the grade? Keep reading to see if you are a true foodie fan and for all the recipes and “How To” tips you could ask for!

What do you think the word means? This week’s word is: All’arrabbiata.

A)  A tangy tomato sauce with bacon and onions.
B)  A mixture of fat and flour cooked together and used as a thickening agent for pasta sauces.
C)  An Italian meat sauce.
D)  A spicy tomato sauce.

Take your time, foodie fans! Don’t jump to conclusions!

Did you come up with the answer (without typing it into your computer)?

And “All’arrabbiata” means…

D)  A spicy tomato sauce.

This word actually means “angry” in Italian, but is mostly known as a spicy sauce made up of olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, red chili peppers and sometimes a touch of basil. “All’arrabbiata” quite literally means “angry style”.

Try these amazing pasta sauces and recipes that include an Italian sauce. They are truly some of the best we’ve ever tasted. We promise that no one will be angry when you serve these sauces up on a plate with penne, rigatoni or angel hair pasta:

Polenta with Mascarpone, Spicy Tomato Sauce and Italian Sausages

Spiked Spaghetti with Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce

World’s Best Spaghetti Sauce

Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Chicken Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce

Check out one of our past question and answer sessions regarding making pasta sauces with olive oil!

Tell me, foodies: What type of Italian pasta sauce is your favorite? Can you share a recipe or tip about making pasta sauce? Let me know in the COMMENTS!

See you next Monday with another Foodie Vocab word!


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  • Henrietta

    I didn’t even know how to pronounce it! Hahhhh

  • Maryanne

    I will be making spaghetti and meatballs with some spicy peppers!

  • Megan

    I love adding spice to everything, but it’s best in italian dishes.

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