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#1 Wed 13 Dec 06 12:00pm

Teenager Chef

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From Adelaide
Member since Sun 20 Aug 06

Need help on how to make pasta...I'M THE PASTA MASTA!!

I will anwser Questions or show FANATSTIC, Quick and basic recipes to make the mose BEST pasta you will ever make.  thumbsup

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#2 Wed 13 Dec 06 12:01pm

Teenager Chef

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Re: Need help on how to make pasta...I'M THE PASTA MASTA!!

Feel free to ask Questions and ask for recipes...

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#3 Wed 13 Dec 06 2:48pm

joeyjo

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Member since Wed 27 Sep 06

Re: Need help on how to make pasta...I'M THE PASTA MASTA!!

Hi teenager chef go on then give us ur bestest recipe for basic pasta!! thumbsup  big_smile

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#4 Wed 13 Dec 06 7:09pm

ANN

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Re: Need help on how to make pasta...I'M THE PASTA MASTA!!

Teenage Chef,  How about a pasta recipe that is very quick and easy and tastes great!!  Thanks in advance. smile

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#5 Thu 14 Dec 06 12:23pm

GeoffP

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Member since Mon 03 Jul 06

Re: Need help on how to make pasta...I'M THE PASTA MASTA!!

Hi PASTA MASTA, welcome to the forum.

I'm no pasta expert, so would value any help you can offer.

I have a few specific questions

1.   How do you make pasta ala chitarra without a guitar?

Can't buy a guitar anywhere in the UK, and haven't been able to source dried - the nearest was bronze die extruded pasta, but it doesn't have quite the same roughness.

I've tried hand-slicing rolled pasta sheets, but again, can't get it thin enough or rough enough for the sauce to stick really well.

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2.     Any tips for making hand-pulled pasta?

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And finally - maybe:-

3.     Making bigoli - any idea where I can get a manual bigolaro?

I improvise using a Kenwood mincer, with the cutter removed, but would love to find a proper bigolaro.

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#6 Thu 14 Dec 06 5:53pm

Dave Barker

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Member since Tue 29 Jun 04

Re: Need help on how to make pasta...I'M THE PASTA MASTA!!

Geoff,

I am no pasta masta... but I have worked with brilliant chefs who are... here is a piece of equipment that my old boss Franco had to make extruded pasta...made by MARCATO

They are really hard to come by here in the U.K. But you can get them mail ordered from the states or Italy...

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=8387

Franco's is a lot older that this one (pictured) His is ancient given to him by his mothers sister, and there is a long romantic story attached to the giving of the gift!!!  his is made of metal but they are great because they double up as meat grinders.

They have settings for making Macarocini,Rigatoni, Bucatini, Fusilli, Spaghetti,Macaroni, and Bigoli.

They also make an attachment for a hand roller that makes Chitarra pasta... but I suspect that is only designed to fit their rollers!!!

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=8396

They are good machines though with dozens of different attachments available... maybe ask santa!!!

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=5604


Although to be honest mate you can get really good results cutting by hand with a knife, with lots of practise, but thats the fun part anyway isn't it????

Hope this helps mate

Dave

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#7 Thu 14 Dec 06 7:51pm

Dave Barker

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Re: Need help on how to make pasta...I'M THE PASTA MASTA!!

Just out of interest Geoff, I noticed that both the pasta you mentioned are from the north of Italy Lombardy!

Have you been on holiday there at some point?

If so have you tried Mostarda... Spicy candied fruit, eaten usually with boiled meats, the "Bollito misto" it is awesome!!!

We used this to make a raviolo at Fifteen a while back, it was soooo good!

Also there is a wicked cured beef from Valtellina, Lombardy called BRESAOLA, brilliant thinly sliced in an anti-pasti.

All the best

Dave B

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#8 Mon 08 Jan 07 3:35pm

joeyjo

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From Manchester Uk
Member since Wed 27 Sep 06

Re: Need help on how to make pasta...I'M THE PASTA MASTA!!

Hey pasta master where are u??  Still waitin 4 ur bestest pasta recipe, hurry ive nearly used all the turkey leftovers!!!! lol  big_smile  thumbsup

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#9 Thu 01 Mar 07 4:59pm

duncanhpasta

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Re: Need help on how to make pasta...I'M THE PASTA MASTA!!

Hi Geoff

You can get an authentic Italian manual Bigolaro extruder from their UK distributor at

www.aluminiumcapping.com/acsfood

The same machine builder also makes an awesome motorized version that mixes and kneads it automatically then extrudes many different shapes through bronze dies. The website is

www.freshpastamachines.co.uk

hope this helps
duncan

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