See how this noodle business grew out of one family’s basement
March is National Noodle Month, so why not celebrate with a local homegrown pasta business? Mama Mucci’s started in one family’s basement, but is now available in more than 200 stores and restaurants across Southeast Michigan. Mama Mucci’s president Vince Mucci said the business started more than 35 years ago with an idea that came out of the basement of his childhood home. He said he grew up eating his mother’s fresh homemade pasta which she cooked for special occasions like their weekly Sunday dinners. Now it’s not just a family recipe, it’s a family business.
Celebrate National Pasta and Pizza Month with this Rochester restaurant
Rochester – Whether you try their delicious, homemade, seafood linguine, or there perfectly crispy grilled chicken pizza you will have no doubts that they know what they are doing here at D’Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar. Mark Mendola’s family has been in the restaurant industry for almost 100 years, opening their first restaurant in Pennsylvania in the 1930s. Mark grew up in the Rochester area and wanted to open up a restaurant in downtown Rochester. After lots of renovations, in 2018, he opened D’Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar, a nod to his mother who always called him Marco growing up. If you would like to check out D’Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar it is located at 401 S Main Street, in downtown Rochester.
Celebrate National Pasta Day with noodles that are “Al Dente”
When you’re ready to take pasta night up several notches, this local company has an easy way to cook up dinner like a professional chef and it only takes three minutes. To help you celebrate National Pasta Day on Saturday, Monique DesChaine, founder of Al Dente Pasta, spoke with Tati Amare about how pasta has become an even more important staple in our kitchens these past few months. Monique first explained what the name of her company means; Al Dente means “to the tooth” or that pasta should be tender and firm to the tooth in Italian. For almost 40 years, Monique has been making pasta that is dedicated to suit every taste bud, from gluten-free to vegan. Watch the video above to see the different kinds of pastas Al Dente offers.
You’re not cooking correctly if you’re draining your pasta water
If you’ve been whipping out some delicious pasta dishes during quarantine and you’re not saving some of your pasta water before you drain it -- to add back to your noodles and sauce, of course -- you’re going to want to listen to this episode of “The Best Advice Show” podcast. The pasta water helps thicken your sauce, it makes it creamier, adds a little bit of saltiness -- and the sauce really seems to cling better to the noodle. Add your sauce to your drained noodles and stir, while adding in splashes of pasta water as you mix. The episode is a quick hit, just under a minute, but it will change your cooking game forever. “The Best Advice Show" is a product of Graham Media Group.
Does this snap on colander save all of your pasta?
Do you get upset when you attempt to drain your pasta or noodles from the pot and almost half of them end up in the sink? This snap on colander is supposed to save your pasta from falling down the drain. It’s called Snap’n Strain, and Kila Peeples put it to the test for Try It Out Tuesday. The snap on colander can be found online, and costs between $8 -$12. Watch the video above to see how it works