Many friends and family in my life are living a gluten free lifestyle. It would be rude of me to ignore their desire for a big bowl of freshly made pasta while the rest of us sit stuffing our faces.
Rolling by hand rather than on a pasta machine, cooking in simmering water rather than boiling- gluten free pasta requires a delicate touch and a light hand, but it really is worth it. It eats the same - absolutely wonderful tossed with simple butter, fresh herbs, black pepper and cheese.
It took me many rounds of trial and error, but with the help of the right flour, this pasta can pass for gluten eaters too.
I'll never forget the day I placed a pile of fresh, gluten free ravioli in front of my friend Amy. At the first bite she was transported to more comforting time when white flour was not the enemy. She ultimately came back to the present to tell the tale that this was her first ravioli she's had in over 15 years. I swear there was a tear in her eye at the time.
Invite your gluten free friends back to your Fat and Happy pasta parties; you will have a friend for life.
Fat and Happy Food Blog Tips and Techniques: I've tried a lot of gluten free pasta variations and the key to this pasta is most certainly the flour; you can find it Whole Foods or online.