Legend has it that this dish was originally made in Rome for Pope Pius XII, and thus named for his little “papalina” (skullcap). Nothing against Pius, but this little papalina is for Francis.
Why? Well, these days he seems to be the only leader on the planet that is making any sense. That’s because he’s the only guy talking about “Peace, Love, and Understanding.” He’s like the last hippie, wearing a papalina instead of a bandana (and doing it without weed or LSD).
Read the recipe, and you’ll see that it’s a take on carbonara, using the gentler prosciutto and Parmigiano (plus onion and cream), instead of guanciale and Percorino. Taste the recipe, and you’ll see that it’s all about Peace, Love, and Understanding. What the world needs now…
Peace Brother e Buon Appetito!
Check out our wine pairings to compliment this dish.