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Bucatini All'Amatriciana Recipe

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

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

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 !

Cacio e Pepe Pasta Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Pasta

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

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

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
ground pepper
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 lb penne fresh pasta

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
561.447.0001 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
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
954.565.7505 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
904.288.1101 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.

Naples Whole Foods Market
9101 Strada Place,
Naples, FL 34108
239.552.5101 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
407.355.7101 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
561.691.8540 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
305.971.0920 fax
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week.

Plantation Whole Foods Market

7720 Peters Rd,
Plantation, FL 33324
954.236.0656 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
941.955.8530 fax
8am-9pm. Monday to Saturday
9am-9pm Sunday

Tampa Whole Foods Market
1548 North Dale Mabry Blvd.,
Tampa, FL 33607
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
561.904.4001 fax
8am-10pm Monday - Saturday
9am-9pm Sunday

Winter Park Whole Foods Market
1989 Aloma Ave,
Winter Park, FL 32792
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
1 lb Peperonata Pasta fresh Spaghetti
½ lb Pancetta or Bacon
4 eggs
¼ cup Heavy cream
Salt & Pepper

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 !

Recipes - New Section

Com back to this new section to find good recipes and share yours using comments. We encourage you to write back with your ideas and thoughts. Thanks

Empanadas are back

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

NEW We have a new retail location at Red Barn, Bradenton FL

Peperonata Pasta open a new retail location at the Red Barn in Bradenton, Family operated. Tuesday to Sunday until 4 Pm, we love to be closer to Fresh Pasta Bradenton customers, we have all our fresh pastas, lots of raviolis, many fillings, fresh potatoe Gnocchis, delicius sauces and much more. Visit us at 1707 1st St, Bradenton, FL 34208-3501

Now you can find us at four Florida Whole Foods Markets

You can get our pasta at WHOLE FOODS MARKET: Sarasota Whole Foods Market: 1451 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236 Tampa Whole Foods Market: 1548 north Dale Mulberry Hwy Tampa, Florida, 33607 Orlando Whole Foods Market: 8003 Turkey Lake Road, Phillips Crossing Orlando, Florida, 32817 Winter Park Whole Foods Market: 1989 Aloma Ave Winter Park, Florida, 32792

Cutting Fresh Pasta

Cutting Fresh Pasta Locally in Sarasota Florida. Come visit us at the Farmers Market Saturday (Downtown Sarasota) Sunday (Siesta Key).

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.

Making whole wheat pasta back from vacation

We are taking some vacation time

Peperonata Pasta will come back to regulars hours  August Wednesday 26 2009 and the Saturday 29 August 2009 will be back to Sarasota Farmer Market and siesta the next day. See you there   Adrian & Marina

Orders on line will be ship 08/29/09 or first week of 9/2009

PEPERONATA PASTA featured at DiningPlus from the Herald-Tribune

We were featured in the past volume of the dinigplus publication from the Herald-Tribune. 



Farmers Markets this week

This weekend the Farmer Market at Downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key, FL was very busy, lots of people, lost of customers, we have a very good weekend, also there are many tourist visiting Sarasota and giving business to all of us, we like to thanks to all people visiting us at the farmer market and we hope they enjoy our product and come back for more next weekend.

It is very important for us to mention our web designer and Search Engine Customization Gabriel from Destiny Technologies who made possible our fantastic web site and I like to mention that many customers mention the excellent web page we have and how easy is to navigate, how complete an fully loaded with useful information it is. Destiny Technologies put our name in the internet and we know how important for a business is to be there but most important is to be found and we are and the best of the best look with the new baby girl Gianna born August 3 2009.

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 :)

Fresh Pasta

Buy our Fresh Pasta
Direct from our new retail store: 4141 S. Tamiami Trail #13, Sarasota, FL 34231