Italian

Nici Wickes' simple spaghetti

This spaghetti recipe highlights the beauty of simplicity. Pasta needs little more than garlic, lemon and oil to make it into an exquisite meal – just throw plenty of flavour at it and make sure it’s cooked al dente!

New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Aug 12, 2019

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