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January 25, 2015


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Rachel @ The Crispy Cook

Panda pasta! Finding inspiration from our Cook the Books selection and that cute video of the panda rolling down hill in the snow is great! Here's another panda video that has me smiling too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&v=g7LQS84IL4U&x-yt-cl=84503534

Simona Carini

Thanks for the link, Rachel: it's impossible not to smile at their antics. Your choice had something for everybody: thank you!

Elena Crouch

Che carini! Mi piace molto il tuo blog, vorrei fare la pasta in casa piu spesso. Finora ho fatto solo tagliatelle e ravioli.

Simona Carini

Grazie Elena. Spero che ti farai tentare dal provare altri tipi di pasta. Avendo fatto tagliatelle e ravioli sai che da' soddisfazione.


will give it a try for sure.

Simona Carini

I hope so, David. If you do, let me know how it goes.


I like the sound of this book! How wonderful to make a Bao Bao inspired pasta shape! Love it!

Simona Carini

Hi Paz. The book has a nice selection, from food poems to humorous pieces. Glad you like my pasta.

Delaware Girl Eats

Hi Simona -- I love to follow your pasta adventures and Panda Pasta sounds like great fun. I am posting today about the book. Honestly it was hard to choose from among the selections. There were so many I liked.

Simona Carini

Thank you, Cathy. I have fun creating pasta shapes and this time I had the image of Bao Bao in my mind to make me smile. Glad you enjoyed the book.

Wendy Klik

Great minds....the same passage caught my eye as well but I was not as creative as you....I stuck with dried pasta.


Next time you come to Hawaii, I should talk you into a pasta making class. Right here in my kitchen. What delightful little shapes, just waiting for their sauce.

Simona Carini

Nice choice, Wendy. I will soon read what your take was.

It's quite easy to talk me into a pasta making class, Claudia ;) I'd love to do that the next time we are visiting.

Deb in Hawaii

Simona, your pasta-making skills always leave me in complete awe! And I love pandas so I am a bit in love with this dish--especially with that creamy dressing.

BTW--If you and Claudia do set up a pasta class in her kitchen someday please let me know. I'd fly over for that! ;-)


Hello Simona!

I have watched your pasta making videos before. Facinating with what dexterity your hands can shape different types of pasta. This is a truly imaginative shape... However, I am in love with the linens your pictures. I clicked on their web site, and I am a goner. Europe and the inimitable linens and lace one kind find there! Just love it! Thanks for letting me gawk.


I always love the photographs of your handmade pasta. This was a great book, wasn't it.

Simona Carini

Thank you so much for your kind words, Deb. Would you, really? That would be so neat. We'll keep you posted as our plans develop.

Thank you, Ana. I am so glad you like the linens: they are quite special.

Thank you, Debra. Yes, the book offers a nice selection of pieces, showing the breadth of food writing.

Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures

This looks amazing! Your pasta is so beautiful!

Simona Carini

Thank you, Amy. I enjoy making pasta by hand.

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures

I almost did a handmade pasta, inspired by that same piece. Almost... yours looks fabulous!

Simona Carini

Thank you Camilla :)

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