I have been loving pasta for as long as I can remember. I remember when I was 8 years old. I made my very first pasta dish with of course the supervision of my mom. She started getting me in the cooking mode since I was 7 years old and she taught me the basics from making pasta sauce from scratch and how long to boil the pasta for and then as I got older when I was 14 years old, I began to do it all myself without supervision anymore and they love my pasta’s I make. Now I do an assortment. I do lasagna, fettuccine Alfredo and a whole bunch of other styles of Pasta. I love tortellini, rigatoni, fuccilli, elbow macaroni, linguine, and among other really awesome styles. For all those connoisseur’s for pasta, I am sure you can all relate to the passion. I think all of us pasta lovers have this different type of food passion and I am sure all of us can eat this everyday.
Too many carbs though, but I do not care, Pasta is good for you. You may not believe it, but it really is and a good nutrition factor. There are some people who go overboard and go to extremes when dieting, I believe that nobody should diet. All it is, is to watch your portion control and who cares if you have a little more, but pastas have durum semolina, and all kinds of nutrition packed into it. God bless this food. Spaghetti, Penne Rigate, Tagliatelle, Cannelloni. I have come up with so many recipes, and different styles of how to create and make that perfect sauce, and that perfect blend of tastes. Some can be done with Veggies, an array of meats, Seafood pastas, cheese pastas, pasta salads, Olive oils, vinaigrette, I would love to get the accessories to make pasta from scratch for my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, but its so expensive to buy, So for the time being I want to try and do different pastas on my own and get the dough recipes and then cut the dough into Tagliatelle Nests, and get them all pretty. There are also small shells, linguine, and so many several types.
In the world, mostly Italy and few other places, pasta, spaghetti is very well know around the world, and different people make it different ways. what are some of your favourite pasta dishes? What do you work with? I would love to venture off to Italy and go on a Food Trip tour and taste and get the feel of how important Pasta is to those regions and to the cultures. I would love to go on a culinary adventure and get more personal with top chefs, Pasta Experts and so much more. The possibilities are endless and its such a beautiful thing.
P-A-S-T-A …. yum yum yum. Bon Apetit…..
Thank you, I truly enjoy your blog and hope many more stop in to read. Again Congratulations. Gede Prama 🙂
Thank you Gede. All the best to you
Chicken broth and elbows, with some cut up veggies – a staple at our house. Do you make your own tomato sauce?
I always make my own tomato sauce. I never buy those canned ready made sauces. Never know much much sodium and chemicals might be in those…
I have tried several times to make sauce from our garden tomatoes, but the water always separates from the sauce after it goes on the pasta, even when I simmer the sauce for a long time. What’s your secret?
Always try with the Roma Tomatoes, they are the ones that make tomato paste and makes pasta sauce more dense. The secret to making pasta sauce is adding 2-3 table spoons of tomato paste…
Thank you. I did grow the Roma tomatoes but I used a mix in the sauce and I did not use tomato paste. That’s probably it!!
Tomato paste will get rid of the excess water and it will enhance the taste of your pasta.
Good post Talin… never go wrong with pasta