In Italy you find them almost in every street; women who make their own pasta. To eat it themselves but also to sell it to the neighbors. In the Netherlands we eat a lot of pasta but we don’t have any local women making their own pastas. Which is a shame because fresh past is much tastier! Luckily a woman from my hometown Tilburg was inspired by these Italian ladies and decided to make her own fresh pastas. Claudia experimented a lot and has now perfected her pasta recipes. As Nido Di Spaghetti she makes her own fresh pastas and sells it to some restaurants but mainly to consumers.
So if you also live in or near Tilburg, you’re in luck! You can order your fresh spaghetti, tagliatelle or ravioli at Nido di Spaghetti. And if you don’t live in Tilburg I suggest you try to find out where you can get fresh pasta as well. Because if you have a good pasta, you really don’t need much else for a tasty meal.
All I added to the tagliatelle were some mushrooms, butter and fresh parsley. Did you know that in Italy, pasta isn’t a main course? They eat it before their fish or meat dish. That also explains why most Italians don’t serve their pasta with a lot of sauce or extra ingredients. You can get your protein and vegetable intake from the next course.
Nido di Spaghetti has two types of ravioli and they’re both vegetarian. One is with spinach and ricotta and the other one, the one that I had, is with chestnut mushrooms and truffle.
When you have ravioli with a stuffing this tasty, you really don’t need much more! All I added for this dish is a bit of butter, lemon juice and parsley.
Last time I posted a picture of this plate I got a lot of questions where I bought it. I got it from Social Label, an organization that makes design items with people with a distance to the labor market. You can buy their table ware online or visit their shop at the Tramkade in Den Bosch.