Factory Visit: Sporkful + Sfoglini Invent New Cascatelli Pasta Shape

An exclusive look at the creation of pasta with high "sauceability, forkability and toothsinkability," by Dan Pashman and Steve Gonzalez

While evidence of Italian pasta exists back to the 13th century (though most probably descends from ancient Asian noodles), it’s not often that a new pasta shape is invented. For this reason, we were thrilled to take an exclusive look at the just-launched Cascatelli—a collaboration between Sfoglini and Sporkful. Born from Sporkful creator Dan Pashman’s desire to make something of his own and Sfoglini’s enthusiasm …

Gift Guide: Culinary Los Angeles

Snacks, sauces, munchies and moles that are worth sharing

From sauces and caramels to wine and bitters, these products from LA-based makers conjure up distinct memories for those who live there; for others, it’s a virtual culinary trip to California‘s largest city. Treat yourself to the bar version of the gooey, filled bombolini at Jon & Vinny’s, or pick up the secret ingredient to mole enchiladas at Guelaguetza, grab a bottle of Angeleno Wine …

Marcelli Formaggi’s Marketplace

A taste of Abruzzo, Italy via small production cheese, olive oil, honey and more

Abruzzo may not be one of the first regions to come to mind when one hears “Italy,” but its green mountains, high altitude air and endless pastures (one-third of Abruzzo is protected in the form of national parks, nature reserves, etc.) make for excellent cheese production. In the isolated mountain village town of Anversa degli Abruzzi, sheep and cows graze on mountain greens and wild …