It’s no secret, I love pasta. What’s not to like? There’s thousands of varieties (yes really!) and they all work well with, and are complemented by, different ingredients and sauces. Pasta is a giant bowl of goodness to me – my cure to a bad day, a hangover, a dinner when you have nothing in the fridge (just some olive oil and cheese), and a bite of the Mediterranean.
Recently I started following @PastaEvangelists on Instagram, I’ll be honest to start with I was just drooling over the gorgeous pictures of fabulous looking pasta. Then one day I dug a little deeper and realised I could get this delivered fresh to my door, yes please!
Now although I love making pasta, whether it’s fresh pasta or homemade sauce, some days like everyone I also like to not have to think about dinner and prepare a meal in minutes.
I tried their Malloreddus alla Campidanese (it would have been rude not to), and Gnochhi filled with tomato and mozzarella, with pecorino, basil oil and tomato sauce. The latter was my favourite, it was delicious. A classic Roman dish brought flying into the 21st Century with each gnoccho filled with tomato sauce and mozzarella and the sauce took me straight back to Italy. It was like the fabulous tomato sauces you get in trattorias and restaurants across Italy, this reminded me of classic Gnocchi alla Sorrentina straight out of Sorrento where my love for Italy and pasta was ignited as a kid holidaying with my parents.
How does it work?
The menu changes weekly with a choice of five dishes, bringing a little “Italianita”, Italian taste, to your kitchen – you definitely won’t get bored. You select your dishes and pick your day for delivery, they get shipped directly to you.
They arrived in awesome packaging, firstly it ensure it keeps your food at the right temperature and it’s recyclable. Your ingredients are all labelled up and come with a handy recipe card.
Do you need any extra ingredients?
No, the two meals I tried came complete with everything you need, fresh pasta, sauce and even the cheese and oil to finish it off!
How long do they take to prepare?
The two dishes I had didn’t take longer than 10 minutes to prepare. Cook your fresh pasta, heat your sauce, combine them together, sit back and enjoy!
Value for money
I compared it to my other half to treating himself to a Charlie Bigham’s or a Cook ready made meal. Pasta Evangelists offer subscription packages but you can also order individually. I’d definitely consider making it a monthly or fortnightly treat. We had ours delivered on a Friday, and after a long day at work it meant I spent less time in the kitchen, and more time enjoying a bottle of Sardinian Vermentino with my feet up and a film. Some of the dishes are just ones you would struggle to recreate or even want to attempt at home, like Crab Tortelloni.
Treat yourself with £10 off
Pasta Evangelists was only founded last year so I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about them in 2018. They have backing from household favourite Prue Leith as well as Sunday Times Food Critic, Giles Coren, and Masterchef critic, William Sitwell.
If you love pasta and want to try artisan pasta coupled with fresh sauces without leaving the house, place your order now. Another plus point is they ship nationwide.
PLUS save £10 on your first order when you use code: COOKINGCARAFES
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Pasta Evangelists sent me two meals free of charge to review. Don’t just take my word for it, check out their 5* Trust Pilot reviews too.