There is just something special about scarpinocc pasta. You can feel that love that was put into each and every piece of the shoe shaped pasta. It takes time and effort to make it, you need to individually pipe and fold each one, make the filling, and then cook them together.
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Fagottini pasta is one of the most interesting kinds of pasta that you can eat. Italian for “Little Bundles,” it is typically filled with vegetables, cheeses, or meats. There are many different recipes that you can use for the filling itself. It is easy to make many different varieties to appease anyone in a crowd.
To me, stuffed chicken has always seemed incredibly fancy. Even with all of my culinary experience, there are very few dishes that surpass the elegance of a chicken dish paired with ham and cheese.
A seven-course meal doesn’t have to be heavy or complex. While it might mean a table groaning with food to some people, in reality, it can be very light and simple. The Italian and the French both have a simple seven-course menu. The secret of the seven-course dinner is the 7-course meal order. You might have familiar and recognizable foods, but the order in which they are served is important.
Pancetta, sometimes misspelled as panchetta or pancheta, is an Italian cured meat that’s absolutely delicious. Sometimes marked as “Italian bacon,” pancetta is a wonderful addition to salads, sandwiches, and party platters. If you’ve got an easily available local source of pancetta, you can also use it as a soup starter or quick way to flavor just about anything that you’re cooking with a healthy dose of porky goodness.
Pizza is delicious but inconvenient. I know that this might sound odd to you: after all, pizza is a finger food that’s broken up into perfectly sized portions. It’s also easy to share or even to store for leftovers later.
Despite these facts, I still prefer calzones and strombolis to pizza, especially when I’m only cooking or ordering for myself. Both of these pizza turnovers are easy to eat by hand. They’re usually perfectly sized for one person and come with just the right mix of cheese, sauce, and meat on the inside.
Italian food is an American invention. I’m not trying to say that the Italians don’t have their own unique cuisine, of course. They love to make delicious dishes that you can’t really find outside of Italy. What I am saying is that the pizza, pasta, and tomato sauce you probably think of when you think about Italian food are all very Americanized dishes.
Lello pasta maker: home-made pasta (at home)
You can’t beat the taste of fresh, home-made pasta. Of course, there are some hand-operated, classic pasta machines out there and these are good,but it sometimes takes an expert to get the pasta right. If you love pasta and want to make it at home then an electric pasta machine could be right up your alley.
One such machine is the Lello pasta maker. Let’s have a look at this pasta making magician in more detail.