Love of Arrabiata: I Want Some Amore

Italian food isn’t usually known for being spicy. But in the Southern regions of “the Boot” they rely on Italian red chili peppers—pepperoncino—in many dishes. They say pepperoncino is good for its heart-healthy properties and it also has aphrodisiac effects. Spicy!  

Gushing Over Rome If you’re looking for love in Rome, you’re likely to visit the world-famous Trevi Fountain. Bernini’s 85-foot-tall, 65-foot-wide masterpiece draws visitors from around the globe. Legend says tossing one coin over your left shoulder with your right hand means you’ll come back to Rome again, a second coin leads to Roman romance, and a third coin helps you put a ring on it right there in the beautiful Eternal City.

Thankfully, you don’t have to throw RawSpiceBar’s Arabiata Blend over your shoulder to experience its magic, and you don’t have to travel to Rome to fall in love with Italian Cuisine.   

Fellini the Burn While the RawSpiceBar Arrabiata Blend transports your taste buds, you can feast your eyes on some classic Italian cinema. Arrabiata has been served up many times on the big screen. Marco Ferreri's La Grande Bouffe gave viewers a taste, and, most notably, so did famed filmmaker Frederico Fellini in Roma. This semi-autobiographical film shows small vignettes of life in Rome—including large outdoor feasts made hotter with arrabbiata. 

Ready for your own feast? Give this month’s RawSpiceBar recipes a try. Share your creations with us on Instagram, and follow along for tasty tips and tricks. Buon Appetito! 

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