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Caponi Tagliolini All'uovo Pasta

Long drying time is the key to great tasting pasta.

Caponi Pastificio has been making egg (uovo in Italian) pastas in Tuscany since 1953. This shape, tagliolini, is a long, thin, flat shape, a bit like a skinny fettuccine.

Having tried my hand at making fresh egg pasta at home, I appreciate how the seemingly simple process of mixing flour, water and eggs to make a dough can go sideways on you if you're not careful. But in all my years of meeting pasta makers, helping out with productions, and tasting lots and lots of different batches, I've come to believe the key to great pasta is in the drying.

Sure, the types of die used to extrude the dough makes a difference (bronze dies give pasta better texture than the plastic variety) and the ingredients always count, but the true artisan skill comes in the drying of the noodles. Traditionally, drying was done in rooms open to the elements. Fresh air would flow through, affecting the time needed to dry and the humidity.

In the summer, the humidity is high, but so is the temperature. In the winter, there's very little humidity, but the low temperature means it'll take longer to dry. Managing the elements is the key to drying the pasta the right amount of time. Too long and it'll lose all character. Too short and it won't have the snap you're looking for.

Large, industrial producers can take flour and water and crank out finished, dried noodles in an hour or so thanks to large drying ovens at high heat. In comparison, Caponi takes up to 70-80 hours to dry each batch of pasta at room temperature.

The result is a pasta noodle with snap and a wheat-y, bready type of aroma and flavor. That sort of toasted, nutty flavor is what I'm looking for in great pasta. We found one with Caponi.

Caponi Tagliolini All'uovo Pasta

P-CTA 250 g box
$12
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