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Travel Channel • 40 weeks ago

Bigoli alla busara is a regional specialty featuring a thick, whole wheat spaghetti and a sauce layered with the flavors of melted anchovies and onions.

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Artichokes are a prized vegetable of the area and can be found in markets in early spring. Early season baby artichokes, or castraure ,are highly sought after for their tender and bitter flesh