Taste a little bit of Italy here at Goodtaste.tv! Our week began with celebrating Columbus Day and its namesake. Did you know that Christopher Columbus, one of Italy’s most well-known pastaphiles, was born in October? This month is also National Pasta Month and continues as we peruse through the priceless advice, plus recipes from my pal Mary Martini, of Central Market’s Cooking School in San Antonio.
We’re talking everything from kneading your own dough to create the perfect pasta (a dying art), to quick and easy entrées that you can dress up or down for practically any saucy season or occasion. Simply put, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without pasta…here we go!
Pasta is…soft, silky and sexy according to Mary! As a big fan, I agree. Fresh pasta cooks much quicker than dry pasta…that’s just a tip. And one of many from culinary maven Mary. Click here to see this amazing meal develop in mere minutes. Feel free to embellish with protein!
Mary turns the science of pasta creation into a real no-brainer. Watch here as she guides you through making the perfect pasta dough. Recipes for Fresh Egg Pasta, Creamy Herbed Pesto & ‘No-Cook’ Puttanesca Sauce were inevitable!
These tools help you get the job done right – and are made for helping you prep pasta from scratch! Watch this short video to see which instruments Mary makes a point to keep in her repertoire…
Pasta Picks from H-town:
If you can’t get enough risotto, Mockingbird Bistro has a Roasted Red Pepper Risotto with Grilled Gulf Shrimp that’s splendid simply put…the ingredients from Chef/Owner John Sheely were so fresh!
A charitable amount of Chicken Rigatoni from Arturo Boada Cuisine. Full of flavor! Grilled chicken, sweet peas, mushroom, prosciutto, and suga rosa sauce.
Caramelli from Tony’s…a hometown favorite (where I got engaged!). Tony agreed to share this recipe – I fell in love with it at lunch one day. Take a good look at these delectable little pasta shells…what do you see? Small pockets of rich, cheesy goodness!