Pasta & Empanadas Blog Archive

Pasta Machine antique

An antique pasta machine.

This is a primitive dough press machine from the year 1850 with brass die, this have the same principal of today pasta machine

An antique pasta machine.

 

Two different Spaghetti pasta cutter, old school

 


NOW OPEN RETAIL PEPERONATA PASTA & EMPANADAS

Now Open Peperonata Pasta and Empanadas retail location at 4141 S Tamiami Trail, "Chili's Plaza", next door to Trader Joe's and Sprint.


Fresh Pasta in Sarasota Florida

Lots of new flat Fresh Pasta at Peperonata Pasta Sarasota


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
 
 

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 ! 
 

Making Fresh Ravioli Video


Video of ravioli machine. Fresh Ravioli in Sarasota Florida. Get this Ravioli at the Farmers Market (Sarasota Saturday and Siesta Key Sunday) or at our factory. Click here for directions.

Fresh Pasta at Downtown Sarasota Farmer Market

We are baking all the facaccia for tomorrow Farmer Market, preparing all orders for customer, thanks all for business and willl  see you tomorrow from 7am to 12pm, we are in the south end on  Lemon Street. Tomorrow will be a greats day here in paraside :)

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... :)

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Fresh Pasta



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Peperonata Fresh Pasta & Empanadas by Stef
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