Pasta Tuscan Style (Pasta alla Toscana)

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1poundtomatoes (coarsely chopped)
12 1⁄2ouncefusilli pasta
1 onion
1 carrot
1 celery stalk
  fresh basil leaves
3tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
  salt and pepper (to taste)
  pecorino cheese (grated)


Cook the coarsely chopped tomatoes for 30 minutes with half onion, 1 carrot, 1 celery stalk, a few leaves of basil and no other seasonings. Then strain the sauce through a food mill.

While cooking the pasta, flavor the sauce by blending it in a saute made with the other half onion, 3 tablespoons oil, salt and pepper.

Strain the pasta al dente and mix it with the sauce and a generous serving of Pecorino cheese.

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