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Looking for fresh homemade pasta in St Paul area

fastbitz Sep 15, 2011 08:05 AM

Does anyone know where to buy fresh homemade pasta that you can use for cooking at home?
spaghetti, maccheroni (tubes or cylinders), fusilli, or lasagne (sheets).


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    foreverhungry Sep 15, 2011 11:33 AM

    Try Buon Giorno in Lilydale. I think they had frozen fresh pasta in their cases (sounds odd - frozen fresh).

    But now that I think about it, it's difficult to carry fresh pasta, since it has a shelf life of about 30 minutes to an hour until it's dried, and at which point, it's dried pasta. It can be frozen, but more typically it's simply dried. Am I making sense?

    I've made fresh pasta many times, and whatever wasn't used within about 30 minutes was hung to dry, and used over the course of the next week or so. Couldn't really tell the difference between fresh and dried once anything more than butter and a little cheese is used.

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      gryffindor249 Sep 15, 2011 01:07 PM

      Cosetta's in St. Paul.

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        foreverhungry Sep 16, 2011 12:28 PM

        gryffindor - How does the Cosetta's fresh pasta come? Is it frozen? Or is it really fresh, as in, made 30 minutes ago and not dried?

        1. re: foreverhungry
          gryffindor249 Sep 16, 2011 06:13 PM

          I seriously doubt it is made 30 minutes before. It possibly comes in frozen. I don't think there is a pasta place ANYWHERE where you will buy a product that was made within a half hour of purchase.

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        gildeddawn Sep 16, 2011 07:11 PM

        The pasta at Broder's (the market part) is made there and is fresh. If you really want it to have been made within a short time of purchase, I'm sure you could call ahead. I don't know that they've got the shapes you want, though. Last time I was there it was linguine and fettuccine, I think.

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        1. re: gildeddawn
          s4zando Sep 17, 2011 03:11 PM

          +1 on Broder's, and gildeddawn is right, limited pasta styles - fet and ling. I've often subbed those for recipes calling for spag.

          Broders Cucina Italiana
          2308 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

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