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Cacio e Pepe Pasta Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Pasta

Ingredients:
2 lb fresh pasta spaghetti
3 1/2 cups Pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated (8 ounces)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick) cut into tablespoon-size pieces
2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper

Preparation:
1 - Bring a large pot (at least 12 quarts) of salted water to a boil.
2 - Add fresh pasta and cook according to package directions.
3- Drain pasta, reserving 2 cups of the cooking water.
4 - Return pasta and cooking water to the pot and place over low heat.
5 - Add remaining ingredients and stir until cheese and butter have melted and formed a creamy sauce, about 5 minutes.
6 - Season with salt, and serve with additional cheese if desired.
7 - Serve and ENJOY ! 
 

Penne All’ Arriabiata Recipe

Penne All’ Arriabiata

Ingredients:
5 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red chile pepper
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 28 ounce can plum tomatoes, put through sieve
salt
ground pepper
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 lb penne fresh pasta

Preparation:
1 - Heat the oil in a large saute pan .
2 - Add the chile pepper to taste., garlic and onion, and cook gently for 2-3 minutes.
3 - Add the tomatoes and let them cook until the sauce is quite thick, about 20 minutes.
4 - Cook the penne fresh pasta according to package directions.
5 -Drain the pasta, reserving about 1/4 cup of the cooking water.
6 - Once the sauce has thickened, add the red wine vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
7 - Add the drained pasta and the reserved pasta water a little at a time to the sauce until you get the consistency you look and toss to coat.
8 - Serve and ENJOY ! 
 

Whole Foods Market add Peperonata Pasta in Florida's Region

Our fresh pasta has recently been added to the shelves of Whole Foods Market in the entire Florida region! We would like to give a very special thank you to Whole Foods Market and to all of the people involved in the support of local businesses. We never even dreamed we could have become a part of the natural movement in such an important company like Whole Foods Market. It is very important for every community to support local businesses which in turn supports their economy as well as that of the entire country's. Whole Foods Market is able to provide a superb quality and variety of goods to its customers making us feel part of a very important movement; Living green, Living well, Eating well, and much much more.

THANK YOU WHOLE FOODS MARKET We are very proud to share all of the locations where Whole Foods Market has Peperonata Fresh Pasta for sale!!

Boca Raton Whole Foods Market
1400 Glades Rd, Ste 110
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.447.0000
561.447.0001 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.


Coral Gables Whole Foods Market
6701 Red Road,
Coral Gables, FL 33143
305.421.9421
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.


Fort Lauderdale Whole Foods Market
2000 N Federal Hwy,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
954.565.5655
954.565.7505 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.


Jacksonville Whole Foods Market
10601 San Jose Blvd,
Jacksonville, FL 32257
904.288.1100
904.288.1101 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.


Naples Whole Foods Market
9101 Strada Place,
Naples, FL 34108
239.552.5100
239.552.5101 fax
Mon - Sat: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sun: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Orlando Whole Foods Market
8003 Turkey Lake Road, Phillips Crossing
Orlando, FL 32819
407.355.7100
407.355.7101 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.


Palm Beach Gardens Whole Foods Market
11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-2706
561.691.8550
561.691.8540 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.


Pinecrest Whole Foods Market
11701 S. Dixie Hwy,
Pinecrest, FL 33156
305.971.0900
305.971.0920 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.


Plantation Whole Foods Market

7720 Peters Rd,
Plantation, FL 33324
954.236.0600
954.236.0656 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.
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Sarasota Whole Foods Market
1451 1st Street,
Sarasota, FL 34236
941.955.8500
941.955.8530 fax
8am-9pm. Monday to Saturday
9am-9pm Sunday


Tampa Whole Foods Market
1548 North Dale Mabry Blvd.,
Tampa, FL 33607
813.874.9435
813.874.9724 fax
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. seven days a week.


Wellington Whole Foods Market
2635 State Road 7 ,
Wellington, FL 33414
561.904.4000
561.904.4001 fax
8am-10pm Monday - Saturday
9am-9pm Sunday


Winter Park Whole Foods Market
1989 Aloma Ave,
Winter Park, FL 32792
407.673.8788
407.677.7640 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.

Thanks Wendy

Hi! Discovered your pasta in Sarasota farmers market. Yum!!! We live in Mn and will continute to order online. How long will the pasta last in the fridge and can we freeze it. Thanks for a great product! Wendy

Thank's Kathy, YES we ship all USA

We were in Siesta Key visiting my parents and bought some of your peperonata sauce, puttanesca sauce and Mafalda and Creste pasta. It was delicious! How much would it be to ship pasta and sauce to zip code 83455 (Victor Idaho)? Gratzie!! Kathy

Fresh Pasta vs Dried Pasta or Supermarket Pasta

The amount of supermarket shelf space devoted to pasta is a good indication of its popularity with consumers. There is of course a split between dried and 'fresh' pasta but what is not so well known is that serious compromises have been made along the way, to achieve the price point and shelf life that the supermarket supply chain requires. Dried pasta is now a low cost commodity available by the box or sachet in supermarkets. Almost all dried pasta is made using an industrial process that is far removed from the ancient artisan method. The huge extruding machines use plastic dies, which have a longer life and generate less heat, so the pasta can be produced faster and with greater control. The serious downside of this is that the pasta is very smooth and slippery when cooked. The rough texture that is typical of extruding through bronze has disappeared, and with it one of the most important attributes of good pasta. In addition, industrial-speed drying of pasta at high temperatures reduces the nutritional value and can compromise taste. It is all a very long way from pasta drying slowly in open-windowed barns, using just the hot, dry southern Italian breeze. What the supermarkets call fresh pasta is neither truly fresh nor of the quality that is available fresh in Italy every day in pasta shops and bakeries. The supermarkets are able to call their pasta 'fresh' because it has not been dried. It could not be called 'freshly made' because the pasta could actually be weeks old. The shelf life is extended by a combination of processes including heat-treatment and packing in a modified atmosphere. It is often made with a reduced egg content, can contain preservatives and the heat-treatment changes the texture and the taste, gelatinising the pasta.

Thank You Jean for your email

Thanks for all the people who take the time to write us an email always with good words, this an email from lasts week: I just wanted to say thank you. I had a small dinner party tonight and made fettucine alfredo using your basil garlic fettucine. It was fantastic. Even though the pasta was green it didn't matter cause the flavor of the pasta and the alfredo sauce was incredible. Thank you for making the wonderful pasta you do!! We really enjoyed it! Respectfully, J.... L.......

Spaghetti alla Carbonara Recipe

Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Ingredients:
1 lb Peperonata Pasta fresh Spaghetti
½ lb Pancetta or Bacon
4 eggs
¼ cup Heavy cream
Salt & Pepper

Preparation:
1- Boil the pasta in water slightly salted for 6 minutes, always counting from the second reboil.
2- Cut the pancetta in thin stripes, in a hot saucepan cook till crisp and light brown.
3- Whip the eggs, heavy cream, salt & pepper.
4- Add the pasta previously cooked and drained to the pancetta and finally the egg mixture. Turn off the heat and stir with a wooden spoon until eggs are cooked.
5- Serve and ENJOY !
 
 

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Empanadas are back

This Saturday in Sarasota Downtown Farmer Market we will bring EMPANADAS, Beef, Chicken and Spinach.

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