We are a whole wheat kind of family, except for when it comes to hot dog/hamburger buns and pasta (bring on the white, enriched flour.) But recently I was put on a gluten-free diet (chronic lyme, but that’s another post). It hasn’t been that hard–mostly it means I have to plan my meals much more, since I can’t just grab something on the way to work, and it definitely hinders my husband from making a quick pasta for dinner. But a week ago we were in an Italian restaurant in upstate New York, and the only thing I could eat on the menu was this gluten free pasta. I was sure it was going to be gummy and awful, but there was nothing else to order (it wasn’t the kind of place where you would have ordered the steak). Well, I was wrong–the pasta was amazing. We asked what the brand was, and they told us it was Tinkyada. I ran out and bought some the next day, and a couple of nights later was able to whip up a quick pasta for the family (my favorite is a simple red sauce with a poached egg on top), and really, the difference in the pasta was minimal.
Now I’m sure if you’ve been gluten-free for a long time, you know about this pasta. Consider this a post for the gluten-free newbies, and tell us your favorites, because believe me, there’s a lot of gluten-free stuff out there that just tastes blah.