Pasta alla vecchia bettola is a quick and delicious recipe popularized by Ina Garten. It originated at an old trattoria in Florence (called Alla Vecchia Bettola), where penne are tossed in a rich tomato sauce, then strascicate (“dragged” or “stirred”) with grated cheese and a little cream. The dish is incredibly simple and satisfying. We tried to substitute the penne with fresh corzetti pasta and loved the result! Remember to buy a bottle of Chianti red wine when making pasta alla vecchia bettola….