What a wild- and pastafilled- year it has been! Since my last post, I have moved across the country and started a new job with America's Test Kitchen. Here, I am making and testing recipes for Cook's Country magazine and TV show. It is a dream come true every day in the test kitchen. I also got a dog and named her... Bucatini! Now that I've finally settled into my new Boston life, there will be many new pasta posts coming soon. Promise.
MADE BY KATIE LEAIRD
let's talk about pasta!
Share your Pasta
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What is 00 flour?
The "00" primarily refers to the grind size of the flour. Type 00 ("double zero") flour is an extremely finely-ground Italian-style flour that is super white in color because almost all of the wheat's bran and germ have been removed during milling.
Do I really need a pasta machine?
Absolutely not! Get out your rolling pin, or any other cylindrical household item you might have (like a wine bottle, broomstick, or a round glass jar - just be sure to clean it well first) and roll out your dough by hand.
Questions & Answers
HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT PASTA? STUMPED TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR DOUGH? WONDERING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF A CERTAIN NOODLE?
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