Ceiling mosaic, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, 5th - 6th centuries, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna: Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meister_des_Mausoleums_der_Galla_Placidia_in_Ravenna_001.jpg
Civitanova, The Marches, on a moonlit night: Enrico Pighetti, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Civitanova_Alta_notte.jpg
egg and spinach tagliatelle: fugzu, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4642755396/
wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese in factory, Modena: Sputnikcccp (en:), CC BY SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parmigiano_reggiano_factory.jpg
three colors of eggplant: white (left), red purple (top), purple black (right): J.E. Fee, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Three_Types_of_Eggplant.jpg
sweet red onion fettuccine at Pike Place Market, Seattle WA: Everett Mar, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sweet_red_onion_fettuccine.jpg
sliced red onions: colorful contributor to recipes: Agon S. Buchholz (asb), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rote_Zwiebeln_aufgeschnitten_asb_2004_PICT4222.JPG
Trio of tagliatelle with eggplant and garlic serve as basis for great recipes: Lablascovegmenu, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/lablasco/5117454721/
Mira, Me, too, I used to think of spices in recipes as "the more the merrier." :-)
Now I like to concentrate to explore nuances, which are clearer in smaller groups!
I love the combination of white and black peppers.
I'm honored that you're craving pasta after reading this recipe. It doesn't take much to invoke pasta hankerings for me.
So you added both white pepper and black pepper this time. I usually go for one of the other. In the past, I tended to use lots of spices every time, but now I tend to go for only a few. Still, I think white and black pepper together is a good idea.
You made me crave pasta now :)