Homemade Cavatelli Pasta with Pistachio Pesto
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You’re invited to an interactive virtual cooking class! Learn how to make a handmade Cavatelli pasta with pistachio sauce compliments of your C.W. Driver team.
IMPASTIAMO will be shipping out Ingredients Kits within a few days prior to the class. RSVP by Friday, February 26th at 5PM PT to receive your Ingredients Kit in time for class.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
- Processor, blender or pestle & mortal
- Medium to large sized pot
- 2 Mixing bowls
- Ladle or spoon
About Chef Denis Dello Stritto:
Denis Dello Stritto is a chef with over 20 years of experience in the culinary world, Zagat 30 Under 30 in 2016, who spent the last three years working for Eataly as the Global Culinary Director for North America. Past experiences as Executive Chef include: Four Seasons Beverly Hills, Il Grano Los Angeles, Gritti Palace Venezia, Italy. Denis is nothing if not passionate about authentic Italian cuisine and the traditions from which it evolved. The roots of Dello Stritto’s culinary ardor were planted during his childhood in a small farming village north of Naples, Italy. The village, Caiazzo, has historically been famed for the quality of its olives and more, and nearly everyone is engaged in food production. “The smell, the taste and the honest culture were part of my upbringing,” he says. “Simplicity and respect for the ingredients are what I need to give guests the essence of my land.”
About the Dish
Made from three simple ingredients . . . flour, lukewarm water, and a pinch of salt . . .cavatelli pasta is considered to be one of the oldest types pasta. Cavatelli have an elongated shape with a hollow cavity made by pressing one’s fingers into small pieces of pasta and is very popular amongst several southern regions of Italy. Legend has it that in the old days a bride-to-be’s future mother-in-law would inspect her fingertips to see if they looked well-used and somewhat worn. This was the tell-tale sign that she knew how to make cavatelli and would, therefore, make a great wife. All thougth this old legend hasn't aged well, cavatelli is still a traditional favorite!
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