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Handmade pasta, why it just tastes better

Handmade pasta, why it just tastes better

Dried pasta is made in a factory. The pasta dough usually includes extra ingredients you won’t find in fresh pasta, is extruded in a machine, dried to remove all moisture, and packaged for shipment. We all know that dried pasta is cooked by simply dumping it into a pot of boiling water. As the noodles soften, the pasta sheds much of its starch into the water; not necessarily a bad thing, because that starchy pasta water can be awesome at thinning sauces. What is lost, however, is the flavour of the pasta.

De-Coding Pasta

De-Coding Pasta

One of my favourite things is the adventure of experiencing a new culture by visiting different cultural restaurants.  Let me take you on a tour through the Italian customs and the types of pastas so that you are feeling confident to order like a real Italiano in any Italian restaurant. 

NOVO Recipes: Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

NOVO Recipes: Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio is a traditional pasta from Southern Italy in Napoli. The dish is a simple spaghetti with garlic and olive oil.