Archive for June, 2010

Scordo Pasta Challenge #25 Chitarra with Pesto

Scordo Pasta Challenge #25 Chitarra with Pesto

(photo: completed pesto sauce in a bowl made from the famous ceramic factories in Bagnara Calabra) Chitarra is similar to spaghetti, but with squared edges. It was once cut on guitar strings, hence its unique name.  Here’s a great link to a “guitar pasta maker“ (photo: Chitarra with pesto and a glass of Pinot Noir from Chile <light years ahead [...]

Scordo Pasta Challenge – #98 Pasta al Ceppo with Tomato Sauce

Scordo Pasta Challenge – #98 Pasta al Ceppo with Tomato Sauce

Pasta al Ceppo is literally translated as pasta on a stick and knitting needles were once used to shape the pasta.  The pasta has a nice texture and works well with hearty sauces.   The Scordo Pasta Challenge continues!

Scordo Pasta Challenge – #14 Cannolicchi with Sausage and Broccoli

Scordo Pasta Challenge – #14 Cannolicchi with Sausage and Broccoli

Here’s a quick and simple Scordo Pasta Challenge entry this morning as it’s hot and sticky in the Northeast!   Cannolicchi is a pasta from the Abruzzo region which is traditionally served with seafood sauces.  Cannolicchi has a distinctive shape including coiled ridges which separate after the cooking process!  I prepared the Rustichella Cannolicchi with broccoli and crumbled Creminelli sausage.