Entries by Tony

Fresh & Organic Pasta | a Local Partnership with BKW Farms

Know Your Farmer Choosing a grain partner isn’t easy but PASTA REA is proud to introduce BKW Farms. Located between Phoenix & Tucson in a small town called Marana, BKW has a rich history in farming beginning in 1939. Their history of environmentally conscience farming practices and quality grain production sets them apart. They hold […]


Fresh Pasta – Shopping Local in Phoenix

Shopping Local from Home  We have written about this subject before but can there ever be enough words written about the benefits of purchasing local and shopping at your neighborhood farmers markets, restaurants and family owned delis and grocery stores? With your support the demand has increased dramatically along with the number of producers. Today’s […]

Fresh Pasta – Light and Delicious Cavatelli with Italian Association of Arizona

Ricotta Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe, Tomatoes & Italian Sausage  Ingredients                Yield: 2-4 servings 4-5 oz. blanched broccolini spears 16 each ripe tear drop tomatoes, cut in half 1 quality olive oil 4 Italian sausage, hot or mild your choice 2 finely minced shallots 4-5 garlic clove, shaved thin like in Goodfella’s 2-ounce white wine (something […]

Fresh Pasta – Have You Heard of Gargati?

Gargati Pasta Have you heard of Gargati? For the past few weeks I have been experimenting with freshly made extruded pastas using eggs and different flour blends. We are famous for our standard semolina blend, but I wanted to try something new. I was aware that adding eggs to extruded pasta had been done before, […]