Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Mafalde Photos

Today, I can post photos!! But also I forgot to mention the Mafalde connection with Argentinean comics. There is a wonderful old comic strip named "Mafalda" that resembles Peanuts a lot but with a lefty bent. The title is also the name of its really smart 6 year-old main character. Mafalda's creator is a genius called Quino (pronounced KEY-know). I don't know if they have translated Mafalda into English but they do have the Italian version! At left, you see the package of Mafalde (plural of Mafalda) pasta.
and here, the finished dish sans parmesan.
And now, I've got to get me some lunch. Bon appetit, everybody!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent photo of the sauce - never seen any richer looking. I'm going to look for the noodles!!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn that looks good. In your original post, you mentioned roasting eggplant as well as peppers - would you also puree eggplant into a pasta sauce? kind of a baba ganouj over noodles?

I haven't seen mafalda before, but that looks like the perfect pasta for a substantial sauce.

10:46 PM  
Blogger a.c.t. said...

I've had those pasta Reggia Mafalde before, I love them. I really like big pasta.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi Tanna, Thanks! Let me know if you find Mafalde in the States.

Hi Scott, You know, I've never thought of roasted, pureed eggplant on pasta; could be good with lots of (maybe roasted) garlic. But the famous dish, pasta alla Norma, with diced, four-dredged and fried eggplant with some chopped basil, I think, is really delicious.

Hi a.c.t., Yeah, big pasta for "substantial" sauces with meatballs and such, great!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Alfonso Cevola said...


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never heard of Mafalda comic before until now. Nice meal!


7:09 AM  
Blogger Rowena said...

Yesss!! I can see photos! Good thing I checked back...btw, I missed the post on Cuor di Bue Tomatoes. The way you described it, I need to find an open market that carries them. They sound wonderful!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hi Rowena, You know, if you can't find them, they also sell the cuor di bues at the Coop supermarket (don't know if you have one of those in Lecco) but they're usually only half ripe.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Man On The Street said...

OK, this is one of my new favorite sites! Great music taste, great photos! The Link is going up today!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Hey thanks! I checked you out last week. You wrote about (oh, who's that crazy, anorexic rottweiler of a pundit? help me out here...) Fun stuff!

3:55 PM  
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