U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 12-15-2008, 12:17 PM
Location: USA
9,718 posts, read 5,659,154 times
Reputation: 31703


Originally Posted by castufari View Post
I make cavatelli every month. One recipe is flour/eggs/water, another does use potato, another I saw used ricotta. I cheat though, I have this really old hand crank pasta machine that my great uncle gave to me. It's old, it's rickety but it works.

I have had pasta a fagioli with greens in it. One recipe I have has cici, pasta in a tomato based broth, another has greens, etc on it. My family is from southern Italy (Oria), they don't use greens in theirs. The recipe with greens is from the north.

There are so many variations according to where people live and what is available. My dad's family is from Oria, my mom's is from an area up the coast abit and they both do things just a little bit different.
Totally agree
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-15-2008, 02:18 PM
4 posts, read 32,277 times
Reputation: 11
Apparently they do not sell cavatelli in Nashville....fresh or frozen .... and no one has ever even HEARD of it! They keep trying, in all the grocery stores, to direct me to the dry pasta aisle and they think I'm the one who must be mistaken.... anyway, if any of you are from the South and can even tell me, at this point, where I can MAIL ORDER it, I'd greatly appreciate it! I moved here recently from Northern NJ, where this was a staple! One of our favorite dishes is broccoli and cavatelli, and now I can't make it anymore!!! (Another thing I found at the grocery stores here is that they don't generally carry large fresh bunches of basil!) Must adjust....!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-15-2008, 06:42 PM
4,899 posts, read 16,295,234 times
Reputation: 3790
Amazon.com: cavatelli - Amazon.com: Gourmet Food

i know what you mean about the basil-its insane. we moved to NC and by the time we found someone to show us where it was, who actually knew what it was, we were shocked to see it was a tiny package of 4 leaves for $4....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top