Curious about making homemade gnocchi? Confused about how long to cook lasagna? Can't find specialty spelt pasta in your city? Look no further for cooking tips and shopping advice for every kind of pasta, plus suggestions for where to find the best restaurant pasta dishes in your area.

9 Easy Slow Cooker Pasta Sauces to Last You All Week

Welcome to Slow Cooker Week! We're sharing all our favorite Crock Pot recipes, tips, tricks, and advice this week—and including the Instant Pot, of course, since it slow cooks with the best of 'em...

Where to purchase Mattarello (Italian pasta rolling pin) preferably in the NYC area?

by qwerty1 5 years ago

Hi, I'm interested in purchasing a mattarello rolling pin. I know that it's not commonly found in the US and I wondered if anyone could recommend a good reputable place or website for purchasing a...

Mentone in Aptos

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

The latest eatery from Chef David Kinch of Manresa is Mentone in Aptos. Opening today, Wednesday, March 25, it will debut with take out from a limited menu of wood-fired pizzas, salads, cocktails, ...

Why won't my sauce stick to my pasta?

by thursday 10 years ago

We've used jarred marinara, made slow-cooked homemade sauces with canned tomatoes and tomato paste, and homemade fast-cooked sauces with fresh tomatoes...and my sauce never seems to stick to the no...

[POLL] Tortellini - Frilled Edges vs Straight Edges

by Moromilas_Radec 25 days ago

Tortellini edges. Which do you think is better and why? Thought of this while shopping for a new tortellini stamp/cutter and not being able to decide. https://www.strawpoll.me/19500700 Frill...


pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 3 years ago

Use this thread to post reports on the following chapters from DINNER: PASTA & NOODLES (p. 175-205); and TOFU (& A TOUCH OF SEITAN) (p. 209-228) If you are the first to report on a recipe, pl...

Cacio e Pepe shortcut

by dcallipygean 2 months ago

I'm working my way through classic Italian dishes and Cacio e Pepe is the next one up. Here's the catch: I live in a fairly small town in rural America. I can find great imported olive oil and Peco...

Homemade pasta breaks apart when cooking in boiling water

by jzhang172 3 months ago

What causes this? I tried following the recipe as thorough as I could. When I cut the pasta with my pasta cutter, everything held up nicely. It didn't break up in my hands when I tossed it aroun...

Hot or Cold tap water for boiling Pasta??

by paulispumonti 11 years ago

Is it an Old Wives Tale that you should boil cold water for making pasta??? I always heard that using hot water from the tap may contain chemicals/minerals that can contaminate the food...but obvio...

How many pounds of pasta to feed 60-70?

by Disneyfreak 8 years ago

I'm making pasta to feed a bunch of high school kids after a rehearsal. There will also be meatballs, chicken wings, salad and bread.


by Wankel 6 years ago

I have a buddy whose family is from an area just north of Naples. As a child, he recalls seeing family members eating scattone - a dish made with cooked pasta, a bit of pasta water, and red wine. ...

Camper Restaurant | Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Very late report on Camper in downtown Menlo Park from a drop-in dinner a year ago. Hearing from local friends that things are pretty much the same, I'm posting to put it on the chow radar and eli...

Spaghetti... regular vs. gluten free

by codmeister 5 months ago

I have tried to eat healthy lately and started eating gluten free pasta. I have discovered that I have not enjoyed my spaghetti and meat sauce half as much lately (with the gluten free spaghetti) ...

What Are Your Most and Least Favorite Pasta Shapes?

Perilagu Khan
by Perilagu Khan 8 years ago

Favs: capellini and linguini Worsts: penne and fettucini With pasta, to me it's all about mouth-feel. This trait determines whether I like or dislike a pasta shape.

Straight vs tapered mattarello

by gardenvespers 6 months ago

Hi all, I’m wondering if anyone can explain the differences between rolling out pasta by hand using a straight mattarello vs a mattarello that tapers toward one end. Is one better than the other? D...

Sticking lasagna noodles

by angelsmom 7 months ago

Somewhere I have read a unique way of keeping lasagna noodles from sticking. It did not include oil in the water or laying the noodles out flat on a rack or wax paper. I hope someone here can help ...

Help, Looking for a great Shrimp Alfredo

by vegathechosen 7 months ago

A friend of mine asked me out to eat this week, and usually I'm always the one to find the spot . I'm typically great at finding good food but their request was out of my wheelhouse. She asked if I...

How to freeze fresh cannilonni

by billy198621 7 months ago

I have made fresh egg pasta this morning it is resting in the fridge. I've also made a cooked beef and ricotta filling that I wanted to turn into cannelloni. I wanted to freeze the cannelloni i...

Where to find small delicious pasta place?

by pigletthepug 9 months ago

We will have 4 days in NYC in August. I am hoping to find to find a down to earth pasta place ( we will be around soho area but can travel). Not sure if this helps, but in Boston something like D...

Mystery pasta machine [moved from Home Cooking board]

by Josquin 11 years ago

Greetings, all. I just purchased a "vintage" (whatever that means) pasta maker/roller on ebay. I had never heard of the brand, and while that would deter many people, it made me want to pick it up ...