Rigatoni Pasta Day: Tips To Make Your Cooking With Riggatoni Pasta

A pasta lunch is a staple of the Italian diet. Pasta makes an easy meal that can be put together quickly and still be healthy. Whether you are looking for something light or hearty, pasta can work for you. Pasta is a staple food for most Italians. Every year, on the first Wednesday of November, pasta-lovers across Italy celebrate Rigatoni Day. This special day celebrates the miracle of pasta: rigatoni, in particular. Continue reading

What goes with pasta salad?

Pasta salads can be an easy, tasty side dish for your next cookout or picnic. But what veggies do you typically see in a pasta salad recipe? And what other sides should you bring to balance out the carbs and proteins? Let’s talk about how you can create your own delicious, balanced meal. Continue reading

How to make rasta pasta?

Rasta Pasta is a kind of pasta dish which has multicolored spaghetti noodles. It’s also known as multi-colored pasta and rainbow pasta. The name Rasta Pasta comes from the colors of the spaghetti noodles resembling the flags of Jamaica (red, yellow and green) and Italy (red, white and green). It tastes like regular pasta and it can be served as a side dish or main course. Continue reading

How many calories in a bowl of pasta?

PASTA is a simple mixture of unleavened dough made from hard wheat flour, water and sometimes eggs. Popular types of pasta include macaroni, spaghetti, linguine, penne, fusilli, lasagne and ravioli. While there are many different recipes for fresh pasta dishes they all contain the same basic ingredients. But how many calories in a bowl of pasta. Discover here. Continue reading

How to thicken pasta sauce? (Part-2)

Thickening pasta sauce is easy. The best way is to make a beurre manié, which is equal parts flour and butter mixed together into a paste. You can add the beurre manié directly in the saucepan with the pasta sauce, stir to combine thoroughly, simmer for about five minutes (the sauce will become slightly cloudy), then remove from heat. You can also add the beurre manié directly to your pasta before you serve it, mix thoroughly with a little bit of pasta water, then eat. Continue reading

How long does cooked pasta last?

Do you know how long cooked pasta lasts before it goes bad? It can last up to 3 days in the refrigerator, but only if the package has not been opened and stored in a sealed container. If your pasta is left open and exposed to air, it will only last 24 hours. Once you have opened a package of cooked pasta, I recommend using it within 3-4 days of opening or freezing the rest so that they don’t go bad. Continue reading

Pumpkin gnocchi recipe: A Japanese pasta dish

The gnocchi zapallo is rich and healthy to enjoy this typical dish of Italian cuisine alternative. Unlike the traditional recipe, this pumpkin gnocchi does not have potatoes, but they are just as tender and delicious. In addition, they maintain the orange color so characteristic of the vegetable. For this pumpkin gnocchi recipe, we have used cubutia squash, a variety of squash of Japanese origin that is usually much drier and more flavorful. This will benefit you when cooking the gnocchi since it will not require adding more flour than necessary. Continue reading

CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Maker

Offering a 6” wide roller as well as a double cutter head that can make wide fettuccine and thin spaghetti noodles, CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Maker allows you to make the freshest pasta at the comfort of your own home.  Made of glossy chromed plated steel, this unit also features a good wood grip handle and an easy-lock adjustment dial. Optional attachments which are sold separately allow users to make a wide variety of noodle styles.  CucinaPro 150 Imperia Pasta Machine weighs 1 pound and measures 9 x 6 x 6 inches. Continue reading