A while ago, I was in Williams Sonoma and at the demonstration table they have there, the man was demonstrating how to make pasta using Ecco la Pasta pasta mixes and the KitchenAid attachments. I was mesmerized. It was the coolest thing. He made ravioli and some fettuccine. I tried the fettuccine and it was pretty good. That was why I bought the gnocchi mix.
However, more important was the ravioli maker. The ravioli maker was the coolest thing ever in the world of pasta making (I’m sure that there are Italian grandmothers somewhere rolling in their graves). Amazing! Brilliant. And it looks so easy. You could make your own ravioli of whatever type you wanted. This is wonderful for me since I don’t usually eat soft cheeses, being lactose intolerant, and those seem to be in most raviolis. If you’re curious, I always use Lactaid milk in my cupcakes and down a lactaid pill if the cupcake has something like buttermilk or cream cheese in it. But I digress . . .
So of course those attachments went right on the registry as soon as I left the store. Which is not to say I didn’t want to buy them then and there, but I restrained myself.
But watch these videos for yourself and see what I mean:
For the Love of Pasta: Part 1, Spaghetti
For the Love of Pasta: Part 2, Spinach Fettuccine
For the Love of Pasta: Part 3, Cheese Ravioli
For the Love of Pasta: Part 4, Gnocchi
(this one doesn’t involve the ravioli or pasta maker, but it’s fun to watch and rounds out the pasta making)
The best part? I think it might have actually been Peter Pasta that I saw in Williams Sonoma. Looked just like in. Of course, I didn’t watch these videos until many months later so I could be wrong. But I think it was actually Peter Pasta. Cuz that guy was cool like Peter Pasta.