Italian chefs unite to raise funds for earthquake-hit Amatrice; Jamie Oliver joins the cause

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August 28, 2016
The movement aims to help victims of the earthquake by selling pasta all'amatriciana.

As death tolls from the 6.2 magnitude earthquake tragically rise in the Italian town of Amatrice, the food industry has been doing its bit to support victims.

Pasta all'amatriciana, a dish indigenous to the region, is made using tomato sauce, pork jowl, and pecorino cheese. Chefs across the country have decided to encourage restaurants across the world to sell it to raise funds to help affected areas.

Jamie Oliver has responded positively and become a part of the movement by agreeing to serve pasta all'amatriciana as part of the menu at his restaurants. £2 from every sale of the pasta at Jamie's will be donated to the Italian Red Cross as support for victims of the quake.

The earthquake struck Amatrice just as the town was preparing to host a food festival dedicated to pasta all'amatrician. Italy's resilience and drive to recover from a national shock whilst trying to keep the country's culinary history alive is commendable.