Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pink Saturday - Pink Pasta


Pink Saturday - Beverly, at the blog "How Sweet the Sound" hosts Pink Saturday. Let the color pink inspire your creativity!

In Puglia, Italy, there's a small factory that makes brilliantly colored pasta. It's made with hard durum wheat, and shaped by being forced through bronze dies, which give a rough texture to the final product, unlike modern pasta factories' teflon dies, which made a smoother noodle. A rougher texture helps sauce cling to the pasta.

The color comes from natural vegetables and flavorings - beets, spinach, carrot, red pepper and turmeric, and reviews of this brand, made by the Marella pasta factory, report that the colors stay vivid even when cooked.


As you might imagine, these pastas are more costly than your basic box of Creamettes. I saw them in a specialty food store in Santa Monica, and the price tag for a bag was a whopping $13.95. Still, for a special holiday meal, it might be worth trying.

This pasta is so pretty it's perfect for Pink Saturday. And wouldn't a plate of rainbow colored linguini look great for Valentine's Day, tossed with a pesto or cream sauce? Or - how about a pink sauce? Just cook some plum tomatoes in a pan with butter, and add some heavy cream. Simmer until the sauce thickens, then toss with the pasta, some chopped parley and grated parmesan. Pretty! - and pink!

34 comments:

tinsenpup said...

That stuff is fabulous!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glennis, this is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. I have never in all of my life seen pasta like this, and I LOVE it! So colorful and FUN! Thanks so much for sharing, and I hope you have a...

Happy Pink Saturday!

xo,

Sheila :-)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I would make pink sauce for that pasta.

gabrieladelworth.com said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is probably the most interesting pink post this week!

~ Gabriela ~

Riet said...

That pasta makes me hungry. Happy pink Saturday

Vintage To Chic said...

Love the colors, I have never seen pink pasta. glad to have you share,
Hope you have a wonderful week. If you visit WV again give me a holler.
Hugs.
Judy

G. Bloom said...

Yummy and beautiful! I have never seen colored pasta, it's so unique.
Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!
Gina

Chris said...

I've never seen anything like this! Beautiful pasta! I want to get some for Valentine's Day - great idea. I don't know if I'll be able to find it here in Utah. Not a gourmet food mecca.

Leenie said...

Fun to learn about a great product. Wonder if I could order it over the internet?! hmmm. Hubby would probably freak out over rainbow bow-ties but it would be worth it to see his face!

Mimi said...

Oh, now I am really jealous! I want some of that and NOW!

ellen b said...

Now that sure is fun! A white sauce with a touch of tomatoe in it would be great with it...
Have a wonderful weekend...

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

Pasta that is ALMOST too pretty to eat. Wouldn't it be lovely with some clam or alfredo sauce?

Happy Pink Saturday.

Joy said...

Marvelous!!

Smilingsal said...

Pretty Pink striped Pasta! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sorry, but Florida is chilly today with this cold front that came through last night. It's 63ยบ now.

PlantBuddy said...

Hi Glennis down there in beautiful Calif. Bet all your flowers are blooming merrily away. You should see all the snow up here. Unbelievable!
Happy Pink Saturday.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

The pasta almost looks like candy...how fun! I'm not sure my family would go for a "pink" sauce. :)

claudie said...

G I would love some of that pasta. It might just make me cook a little more.
Last night I made some pumpkin stuffed triangoli with a light tomato sauce. It was yummy, and I don't cook really I don't.
HPS
Love Claudie
xoxo
NEW ME

Lana said...

Well, that pasta is too pretty to eat. I would be tempted to put in on display in a glass jar. I'm sure it's worth the dear price, though. What a treat.

Blessings, Lana

JudyBug said...

Well, that's just the most amazing, wonderful thing I've ever seen. My mind is racing with all the things I could do with that. Wow!

Kate said...

Whimsical fun!
Tasty, too!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How terrific this looks! I'd never seen anything like it.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Cori G. said...

Now that would encourage me to eat more pasta.
Happy pink Saturday!

jeanne said...

Hi G, that pasta looks like candy. I love it. Who knew pasta could look that pretty in pink etc. Love your pink today.

Hugs...Jeanne

Beverly said...

Well, I can honestly say that I have never seen or heard of this, but it is very pretty. You'll have to take a picture if you decide to cook this some day.

Happy Pink Saturday, Glennis.

CC said...

What beautiful pasta. I've never seen pasta like this, but I would sure love to. Happy Pink Saturday..have a lovely week.

debbie said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY
WHAT BEAUTIFUL PASTA. I AM SO VERY GLAD YOU SHARED THAT..I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS SUCH A THING.
I ALSO LOVE THE TITLE OF YOUR BLOG AND HOW IT CAME TO BE. THAT IS REALLY NEAT.
THIS IS MY FIRST PINK SATURDAY AND ACTUALLY I AM A NEW BLOGGER. I WOULD BE HONORED IF YOU VISITED MY HUMBLE BLOG.
BLESSINGS
debbie

Sugee Andersyn said...

How cool! And delicious!

My Artful Heart said...

Wow...how creative, pink pasta. How fun to eat with your eyes.

Miss seeing ya over at my place...come on over when you can, I know I have been hidin' out lately :)

Have a great pink day and week,

Amy @ My Artful Heart

Me said...

Where do you find all these things?!? So great!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Oh My gosh....I want some of that pasta....that would be so much fun to serve at a special dinner...sorry I am a bit late on my Pink Saturday visit...Have a wonderful afternoon....
Mo :-)

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Pink Pasta...lol...great post...now I HAVE seen it all!

Deanna said...

Hi Glennis!
That pasta is amazing! I've never seen such a thing before. I'll have to order it for sure.

Great Pink Post!
Deanna :)

Pink Slippers said...

Oh it is so perfectly pink. I sure would love to have that displayed in a glass jar in my kitchen. lol.
Wendy

Chatelaine said...

Wow, I love this. Who knew pasta could be so pretty? Thanks for sharing.

Nice to meet you, my first Pink Saturday.