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10 Things we love about Italy

10 Things we love about Italians, very good video

http://vimeo.com/70776419

 


Fresh Pasta in Sarasota Florida

Lots of new flat Fresh Pasta at Peperonata Pasta Sarasota


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PEPERONATA PASTA in Whole Foods Market Florida

Thanks all the Whole Food Market customers who now are trying our fresh pasta in the State of Florida, US and make us one of the most selling product of this holidays season 2009 - 2010 Thanks to Whole Foods Market to make this possible.


Adrian & Marina Fochi
 
 

Bucatini All'Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini All' Amatriciana - One of the oldest traditional Roman dishes

Ingredients:
1.75lb peeled tomatoes
1 lb Fresh Pasta Bucatini
½ lb Cubed bacon
½ medium onion chopped
Pecorino Romano Cheese
1 chilli Pepper
1 clove of garlic
Olive Oil
White wine

Preparation:
1 - Put the bacon and onion in a frying pan along with the garlic, oil and chilli pepper.
2 - Once the bacon starts to brown add a drop of white wine and simmer.
3 - Add tomatoes and cook for one hour on a low flame.
4 – Cook the Bucatini Fresh Pasta following label instruction, When done drain off the water and put the bucatini into a large bowl.
5 – Add the sauce on top of the pasta and Pecorino Romano Cheese on top
6 - 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.

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.

Empanadas are back

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

NOW YOU CAN BUY PASTA BY THE POUND ONLINE!!!

Effective today, everybody can buy our pasta ONLINE by the pound...

  1. GO TO THE BUY ONLINE MENU or CLICK HERE 
  2. SELECT YOUR FLAVOR
  3. SELECT THE PASTA SHAPE and enter the quantity of POUNDS you need, then click ADD TO CART.
  4. Repeat this and when the order is finished click on checkout and follow the steps to pay online.

You can Buy FRESH PASTA ONLINE!!! We have a limited selection of fresh pasta that can be shipped straight to your home. If you want access to a wider selection of our products you can find them at most WHOLE FOODS MARKET stores in Florida, at our Factory in Sarasota, FL,  at the Downtown Sarasota Farmer's Market, or the Siesta Key Farmer's Market. When ordering pasta online to be shipped to your house, there is a minimum requirement of one pound per shape of pasta ordered. We ship all orders using USPS Flat Rate Boxes. If you need special orders or faster shipment please call us, we may be able to accomodate your request. All orders are made fresh for your convinience, therefore please allow us up to two weeks from the time you put in your order, until it arrives at your door step.  (Ex. If you put an order in on a Monday, we can process your pasta that week, and ship it the following week, therefore arriving at destination before the weekend.)  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 941-870-2729. If you need help finding your desired shapes please click here.



Shipping:

1-4 pounds of pasta = Medium Sized Flat Rate USPS Box
(***If you order anywhere between 1 and 4 pounds of pasta, the shipping cost will be the same!!***)

5-6 pounds of pasta = Large Sized Flat Rate USPS Box
(***If you order 5 or 6 pounds of pasta, the shipping cost will be the same!!***)

For more quantities, the order will be divided as needed into the two sizes of boxes mentioned above
(Ex. for 8 pounds of pasta, the system will calculate two Medium Sized Flat Rate USPS Boxes, 4 pounds in each box.)


how to cook homemade fresh pasta

The first thing you need to know before reading these detailed instructions bellow is that each person has a different taste and you should meassure yours so lets make it simple...

  1. WATER BOLING = FRESH PASTA GOES IN
  2. WATER COMES BACK TO A BOIL = START COUNTING TIME
  3. FROM ONE MINUTE UP TO 7 (NEVER MORE THAN 7 MINUTES) PASTA SHOULD BE DONE
  4. THE VISUAL MEASSURE WHEN THE PASTA IS COOKED AL DENTE IS WHEN YOU VISUALIZE A LITTLE GROUTH IN SIZE
  5. SACRIFIZE YOURSELF AND ALWAYS TASTE YOUR FRESH PASTA BEFORE SERVING... :)

Please visit our online store or if you are near Sarasota come by to our factory or any of the farmers market (Saturday mornings Downtown Sarasota and Sunday mornings Siesta Key)


PEPERONATA AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Peperonata fresh pasta, ravioli, calzone, bread, focaccia sauces and empanada store at Saturday's Sarasota Downtown Farmer's Market.

 Tomato, Olives, Rosemary and Onions Focaccias. You can Buy all these items at both farmers market (Downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key)

You can also buy calzones and round italian focaccia napolitana. Pizza crust for home made pizza right in your home..


Fresh Pasta



Buy our Fresh Pasta
Direct from our new retail store: 4141 S. Tamiami Trail #13, Sarasota, FL 34231
 
Peperonata Fresh Pasta & Empanadas by Stef
Serving the South West Coast of Florida: Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota, Ana Maria, Long Boat Key, Siesta Key, Osprey, Nokomis, Venice and Punta Gorda.