Todays' recipe is one of my grandmother's favourite as well as the tastiest pasta ever: Bucatini al forno. It is basically a baked pasta cooked directly into the tomato sauce which thickens and reduce so much that the surface of the pasta gets soaked with it....delicious.
There are several Italian recipes that are pretty popular and available at restaurants all around the globe, even at non Italian places. Gnocchi is certainly one of them.
Among the several recipes I wanted to make once home I picked one which originated in the area of Palermo, although nowadays you find it everywhere in Sicily. It's called Pasta con le Sarde.
Food is pretty much a religion in Italy, so the official starters of the Piedmont Region are approximately 140. Our creativity may allow us to create new ones, but for those who are very sticky to tradition, nothing can be served as an official starter out of the codified ones.