Now, before you all shout out , in unison, “I thought you made your pasta by hand?”
-rest assured, WE DO.
We often do it with the assistance of machines, but there is no shortage of “handmadeness”
-even with the aide of beautiful pasta robots.
Behold “Stella”, as I will call her…
Mixing the dough still takes the exacting touch of human hands to achive the right moisture content,
And still needs a loving fingertips, to feel if the dough has been laminated, re-folded and worked again, and again,
until the proper, silken-yet-toothsome texture is achieved.
It’s just that………
My arms are just less sore this way…….
And to be honest, I’ve yet to meet a robot that can make these Farfalle, with our intended imperfectly varying sizes and shapes.
We prescribe to the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, ’round here
Farfalle, with local asparagus, lemon and mint!
Strozzapretti, with lamb, kalamata olives, eggplant and tomato
Tagliatelli, with duck egg and prosciutto carbonara