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A spicy pasta dish that'll leave you wanting more. (Photo: John von Pamer.)

We're so happy Brooklyn cornerstone Franny's condensed their spectacular repertoire into one of the best cookbooks of the summer (along with these 6 must-reads). Prepare for homestyle Italian food of the finest quality, each recipe with its own quirky twist. This rigatoni with fresh tomato sauce and spicy salami is destined to become one of our go-to easy pasta dishes.

An alternative to a traditional pasta amatriciana (spicy tomato sauce made with cured pork guanciale), this soul-satisfying dish was born thanks to a test batch of salami that we made for Bklyn Larder. Somehow we’d gotten the chili proportions off and while it wasn’t spicy enough to sell as sopressata, it was too spicy to sell as regular salami. So Andrew sliced the salami up, crisped it in a pan, and added our house tomato sauce and plenty of olive oil and cheese. It’s a simple dish with lusty, soul-satisfying flavors, bolstered with lots of chili.

You'll need our recipe for basic tomato sauce. The rest is up to you!

Reprinted with permission from Franny's: Simple Seasonal Italian