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  • adj. Cooked in a hot, fiery style with garlic, tomatoes, and chilli.


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  • And yeah, I could have changed it to penne arrabbiata.

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  • As the meal moved slowly along and the last hours of daylight thinned, as the adults were served the next coursetwo pastas, arrabbiata and boscaiola Yes, Ill have both, I told Nadya, S, s, tutti e duethe conversation turned, naturally enough, to golf.

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  • As always, Amanda stopped drinking after the first glass, but once the pinot grigio was finished, Andrus, Elsa, and I moved on with enthusiasm to a bottle Marissa suggested, a weighty Veneto merlot that went well with the arrabbiata.

    The Italian Summer

  • Arrabbiarsi means to lose ones temper something I did not see Andrus or Elsa do, even when their games faltered, so pasta arrabbiata is angry pasta, I suppose, though hot, with its dual associations of anger and spiciness, might serve as a better English translation.

    The Italian Summer

  • But for some reason I decided on gnocchi arrabbiata today.

    Breakfast in Bed

  • Their main courses arrived cream-rich pasta dishes for the men, pen ne arrabbiata for Nancy, who had signed up for an online diet service that helped to track one's daily calorie intake.

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  • It had a whole list of what you were supposed to eat in different kinds of restaurants, and it swore by pen ne arrabbiata in Italian places.

    Every Secret Thing

  • Come ancora io avevo fatto secondo lusanza che promettava quell arrabbiata stagione.

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  • Come ancora io avevo fatto secondo l’usanza che promettava quell’ arrabbiata stagione.


  • For around €20, you can feast on a tomato and eggplant pizza or a huge bowl of penne arrabbiata and wash it down with a glass of Chianti.

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  • I think they are from the same Latin root, yes--meaning to rave or rage.

    Oh, and you're also crazy. In a good way. :-)

    October 14, 2007

  • I thought it meant "rabid," like so angry you're rabid. Well, even if it doesn't, that's how I remember what it means... Are they from the same root? Or I'm just crazy...?

    October 14, 2007

  • Italian for "angry." Also a spicy tomato sauce: All'arrabbiata means "angry style" (the sauce is made with garlic, tomatoes, and red chili, cooked in olive oil).

    October 14, 2007