Hi and welcome to the new reformatted version of Pastastic!
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Instead of the previous humongous newsletter version, which took me an age to create, I've changed Pastastic! to a new twice-monthly pasta 'hit'.
The idea? This will arrive just in time for the weekend, when I'm guessing you (like me) have the most time to whip up something new and tasty in the kitchen!
I hope you enjoy it!
Pastastic Matt - firstname.lastname@example.org
"Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it" - Anonymous
Dish of the Moment: Spaghetti al Pomodoro
When you're crazy hungry for a kid-friendly dish of pure tomato n' pasta taste, there's nothing better (or more simple to prepare) than this easy classic.
Spaghetti al pomodoro is just the ticket when you've just 20 mins of cooking time to spare and some crusty bread kicking around for mopping out your pasta bowl afterwards.
I just can't believe it took me so long to learn and write down the recipe...
5 Reader Questions
The latest pasta posers to be published (and answered) on my site:
Fresh egg pasta or non-egg pasta - which and when?
Pasta sauce for a small cafe
Which pasta maker should I buy to make all kinds of shapes?
Should I rinse pasta?
All about 'crespelle' or 'vente crochante' Italian cookies
Dribble Corner (A.K.A. other cool stuff)
Soju Pasta Sauce
A former ESL teacher from Chuncheon, South Korea, creates another East-Meets-West pasta dish, this time drawing inspiration from Italy, Russia and Korea. Effectively, this is a 'Koreafornian' adaptation of Penne ala Vodka, replacing vodka with soju for a Korean kick. Koreafornian cooking baby - nice!
Get Pastastic - The Recipe Book!
If you like the pasta recipes on my site, why not grab the digital cookbook to read offline and print my recipes when you need them?
This 125-page beast of a book (in instant download PDF format) is packed full of authentic Italian meals, including some exclusives that are not on the site, all explained in plain English using my fool-proof step-by-step guides.
In addition to versions of all my mamma-in-law's best pasta dishes, from bolognese to ragu, lasagna and many more, Pastastic - The Recipe Book also includes:
- 4 additional recipe ebooks
- my Lasagna 101 expert guide
- and... 2 series of exclusive downloadable videos (on how to make your own pasta and green pesto).
Grab your copy for just $7.95 here!
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