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Al dente: what does it mean?

In Italy the expression “al dente”  (Pronunciation: al-DEN-tay) refers to the degree of doneness of properly cooked pasta. If you translate litteraly from Italian “al dente” means “to the tooth.”  and it refers to the fast that when properly cooked pasta should be tender but not mushy and still firm to the bite. There is only a […]


Linguine, a close relative of Fettuccine, is made from long, flat strands of pasta, but is thinner and narrower. Linguine, which means “little tongues” in Italian, originated in the Liguria region of Italy. Throughout this area, the air is fragrant with salty ocean breezes and the aroma of delicious food cooking. The local trattorie in […]


Farfalle, dating back to the 1500s, originated in the Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna part of Northern Italy. Farfalle, which means “butterfly” in Italian, are rectangular or oval pieces of pasta that are pinched in the middle. Farfalle are versatile and perfect in many dishes. Served hot, they are good with light delicate sauces and vegetables. Served […]

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