Do you know what President-elect Biden's favorite dish is? Pasta, of course!

Do you know what President-elect Biden's favorite dish is? Pasta, of course!

Dec 10, 2020Donatella Mulvoni

With the new "tenant," pasta and pizza will return with all honors to the White House.


Pasta returns to the White House!

While President Donald Trump was not a big fan of Italian pasta, President-elect Joe Biden could call for a spectacular reappearance of pasta in the White House kitchen. As many may know, Biden is an authentic pasta lover. A love born thanks to his beloved wife, Jill, a proud Italian-American. Her maiden name is Giacoppo, anglicized by Jacobs. Her family comes from a small village in the province of Messina, in Sicily. Jill, the first Italian-American first lady – loves to cook dishes she prepared with her paternal grandmother for Sunday meals. It is not a secret that Mrs. Biden often cooks traditional Italian dishes, like pasta, of course.


Biden’s favorite? Capellini al pomodoro

As a true Italian, Jill Biden once said, "Food is love." She couldn't be more right! Speaking about her husband, Jill once said to the American press: "It's pasta all the way. He likes angel hair pasta with red sauce." The President-elect of the United States, the new diner-in-chief - is literally obsessed with capellini with tomato sauce. He also loves Caprese salad, the famous dish named after Capri's charming island, and made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and extra virgin olive oil. Another Italian hit for the Bidens is pizza; a passion shared with former president George Bush. Joe Biden is also a big fan of ice cream; he literally devours ice cream cones half chocolate and half vanilla.


Want to try making "spaghetti al Pomodoro" at home? Here is our easy recipe!

For two people, you will need 7oz of dry Spaghetti Rummo, imported from Benevento, Italy; 10oz Bio Orto peeled tomato; 4oz organic fresh cherry tomatoes; one onion; 3 cloves of garlic; basil and Redoro extra virgin olive oil. This recipe is really very simple, but the taste is guaranteed! In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion. Sauté and add the peeled tomatoes. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes. When the sauce is ready, add salt and some basil leaves. In a pan, brown a clove of garlic with the cherry tomatoes cut in half, then add the tomato sauce. Cook the pasta in a pot with plenty of boiling salted water (remember, it should be "al dente," literally cooked to be firm to the bite). Once the pasta is cooked, pour it into the pan with the sauce, sauté with extra virgin olive oil. Add some basil and serve with grated Parmigiano cheese.

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