Italian earthquake: restaurants urged to give €2 for each serving of town

Italy (Friday, August 26, 2016, Gaudium Press) The devastated town of Amatrice gave its name to the amatriciana dish of tomato sauce and pork cheek, spawning a novel fund raising effort.italy.jpg

Italian restaurants across the world have been asked to make donations for every plate served of the pasta dish named after the town of Amatrice, one of the worst hit by Wednesday’s devastating earthquake.

Amatrice was this weekend set to hold its 50th annual food festival celebrating its famous spaghetti all’amatriciana, a pasta dish with a tomato-based sauce flavoured with guanciale, or cured pork cheek.

But a fund-raising effort has been launched by the food blogger Paolo Campana to try to help the stricken area.

More than 600 restaurants in Italy had agreed to donate two euros for every amatriciana serving, he told CNN, while word of the campaign appeared to be spreading across the world with appeals for all pasta eateries to join the effort.

Note: Amatriciana sauce is a traditional Italian pasta sauce based on guanciale (cured pork cheek), pecorino cheese, and tomato. It is one of the best known pasta sauces of the Italian cuisine.

Source The Guardian

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