Ever gone on a vacation and eaten something and loved it? I had these chewy fettucine in Rome and the cook brought me to the back and showed me the pasta texture and how he hand cut them. Still can't recreate them, but am trying. Must be the flour. Learned how to make a Muffeletta in Nawleans; chopped giardiniera, herbs, olive oil, chopped garlic and chopped olives.