The carb-y comfort of fresh pasta can be found locally, at exacting restaurants and pasta purveyors.
(To be published by South Bay Accent magazine)
One of the world’s most addictive carbs is pasta, from the dried, boiled spaghetti with red sauce from a jar that busy moms serve their hungry kids to exquisitely handmade noodles enveloped by made-from-scratch sauce in fine restaurants. Although it’s abundantly available in markets everywhere — typically dried or mass produced — pasta purists often seek out the fresh, local variety. A must-have on Italian restaurant menus, pasta has slithered its delicious way into the happy mouths of patrons in many high-end restaurants in general, where a pasta dish or two is now common. Continue reading
Where can you find the yummiest fresh pasta locally to cook at home?
In the running for most addictive carb has to be pasta, whether formed in toothy noodle strands or in fat ravioli pillows. Although it’s abundantly available in markets everywhere — typically dried or mass produced — pasta purists often seek out the fresh, local variety. Some better groceries and farmers markets are now fresh pasta destinations but our guide identifies local producers on the Peninsula and South Bay where purveyors are offering the tastiest pasta around. Read about in KQED’s Bay Area Bites here.