Do you have a good wheat alternative for pasta that tastes like pasta?

Discussion in 'Q&A With Mario Batali' started by pastalover4life, May 11, 2010.

  1. pastalover4life

    pastalover4life

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    Thanks for being here and taking the time talk to us.

    I have family that cannot eat wheat products and therefore can't have pasta.  I'd love to cook some good Italian dishes with pasta, but what alternative do you think has the most "pasta like" flavor?  I tried brown rice once and it was awful - in my opinion.

    Thanks!

    Liz
     
  2. mariobatali

    mariobatali

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    Pasta can be made with different non-wheat flours, and as long as there are good eggs in there, it should taste similar, though the texture will not be the same. Ground nut flours can make an interesting pasta. For a pasta alternative that is just as tasty, but not quite pasta, try using vegetables, such as zucchini, cut into pasta-like strands, cooked in the same way as pasta, and topped with similar ingredients.
     
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