Our friend, Lino, is not a chef. He's just a guy who likes to cook for friends when he has the time. He likes to try new recipes and create food that's as nice to look at as it is to eat. We recently had lunch with his family and he cooked up a storm. In Italy, meals are served one course at a time. The first course is typically a pasta or rice dish, although it could also be a soup.
On this occasion, Lino prepared spaghetti with clams. Below, the clams are sizzling away in their own juice with some tomatoes and parsley.
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