Gabi’s Italian Food Blog – This legendary fried zucchini pasta is a fast and exceptionally tasty recipe. Named after the beach town of Nerano near Sorento where it originated, it was apparently invented in 1952 by Maria Grazia, who owned a restaurant in area. There are many variations for the recipe—some involve making a purée out of the fried zucchini. While the Pecorino definitely ads a nice salty touch, a good Parmigiano will also do the trick.