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May 19, 2013


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I'm really enjoying your series on pasta shapes! And learning a lot, too. And, who knows, once you invent your new pasta shape, you may become famous!

By the way, did the flowers give the pasta a different flavor?

diary of a tomato

Wonderful experiment! I'm not sure if I've seen a sferre while in Puglia, we used an ordinary butter knife instead, but will now be on the look-out for them! How did the texture of this pasta shape turn out, did you like it?

Simona Carini

Ciao Frank and thanks for the kind words. For now I am learning about the possibilities offered by the dough. Sometimes, I feel like the Encyclopedia contains all the possible shapes. Thanks for the question: I will add a little note to the post: I should have used more petals to hope to detect a flavor. Had I done so, I may have also gotten a slight color nuance. But it was good to try.

Ciao Debra. I was wondering about that, so thanks for answering my unspoken question. I could not find it on the web. Now, I have seen videos of people making orecchiette with a tool that resembles a spatula. I need to take a closer look. Are you going again this fall? Thanks for the question: I will add a little note to the post: I liked the texture. And I think it looks nice on the plate. I am gathering shapes for a second pasta making class I would like to teach and this one will definitely be featured.


I am just so impressed!

Simona Carini

Thank you, Debra.


This looks like a hearty plate of pasta. We used to visit friends in Foggia from time to time, back in the 90s. I wonder if they know of fainelle? We are now curious about them, too.

Simona Carini

Ciao! Let me know if you find out anything about this pasta. Thanks!


Ciao Simona: non ho resistito, ho dovuto provare. mi sono piaciute un sacco. ho provato a cercare il libro che tu indichi ma non lo trovo in italiano.... mi accontenterò di copiare da te!


Simona Carini

Cara Sandra, non sai che gioia che mi dai con questo post. Che il mio piccolo contributo al mondo della pasta abbia intorno al mondo e ti abbia ispirato e' un regalo enorme. Grazie infinite!
All'inizio del libro c'e' un capitolo che si intitola Introduzione alla prima edizione italiana, pero' io, come te, non sono riuscita a trovare indicazioni su questo libro. Forse non e' piu' in stampa. Magari trovo il coraggio e lo chiedo direttamente all'autrice.

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