Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October the National Pasta Month - SAY IT’S AL DENTE!


How do you like your pasta? We say it has to be “al dente” which means “firm to the bite.” When cooked al dente, pasta is tender but firm. Nobody wants to have mushy pasta, especially not this National Pasta Month of October! 

This appreciation month is celebrated in some parts of the world and even in the Philippines to draw everyone’s attention to everything pasta - a global food consumed in all five continents.  Pasta has unquestionable merits as it is appropriate for a dynamic and healthy lifestyle, capable of meeting both primary food requirements while creating a high-level of gastronomy.

This month, Doña Elena Al Dente invites you to celebrate by taking your regular pasta dishes to the next level – starting with the kind of pasta you use!
Celebrate #NationalPastaMonth by taking your
pasta experience to the
next level
Doña Elena Al Dente is the only Artisan Quality Italian Pasta. It is made using high quality, 100% durum wheat semolina or hard wheat. ONLY pasta made from Durum Wheat can be considered al dente. Doña Elena Al Dente was made through the artisan way of making pasta – slow drying process and not subjected to high heat. It uses special bronze dies which leaves a rough surface that create ridges on the pasta. These ridges help sauces stick to the pasta better, making every bite simply delicious. Unlike other pasta with only 6% protein content, Doña Elena Al Dente has 13% protein, a result of the slow-cooking process which preserves its nutrients. Doña Elena Al Dente is also GMO-free, 100% certified all natural.

Now, take a bite into these sumptuous recipes from Doña Elena Al Dente, best paired with Doña Elena Olive Oil and Doña Elena Mediterranean products. Pasta Mediterraneo, lends the distinctive taste of anchovies, black olives, and capers. Sautéed with diced tomatoes and topped with basil leaves on top of Doña Elena Al Dente Spaghetti, this dish is perfect for date night. If you’re craving for something oriental instead, cook up this Shrimp and Pasta Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing. Using Doña Elena Al Dente Fusilli, cherry tomatoes and sliced fresh lettuce, this seafood salad is a tasty dish best served chilled. Chef Davide Lombardi also shares two delectable new recipes using Doña Elena Al Dente Penne Rigate and Doña Elena Al Dente Fusilli.

Pasta Mediterraneo with Doña Elena Al Dente Spaghetti

Shrimp and Pasta Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing with Doña Elena Al Dente Fusilli

 Here’s a tip to all pasta lovers: Don’t put oil on your pasta when boiling to see the quality of your pasta. Doña Elena Al Dente does not require oil because it doesn’t stick together. While oil is needed in most pasta sauces, you don’t need the extra oil when boiling.

Now, go and be merry pasta lovers! The next time someone asks you how you like your pasta, simply say, “Al Dente!”

Learn more about Doña Elena Al Dente at http://www.flyacecorp.com/