Seriously, one of the things I love about living in Italy is easy access to fresh amazing pasta. Once I move to an apartment with more than 2 inches of counter space, I will finally make pasta from scratch.
All of the markets around me have vendors who sell fresh pasta. I have tried several and have my favorite stand in the Trionfale market.
There are even stores that sell nothing but pasta. What a glorious thing.
One question that kept coming up during my trip in carb-phobic Los Angeles was, how on earth did I lose weight while eating pasta?
Does anyone know how the gnocchi on Thursday tradition started?
I make a pot of marinara sauce. Freeze some of it. Buy some tortellini, add a side dish of vegetables or salad and poof, super easy, super fast lunch or dinner.