Kyle started out by kneading pasta dough colored with the dripping from roasted beets. All of Strega Nona's pastas are made with organic flour, free range eggs and seasonal (sometimes local!) flavors.
Strega Nona's is named for the children's book of the same name, in which a magical pasta pot nearly floods a town with noodles. Kyle is living up to his business' name by spreading the joy and bounty of fresh pasta across Plumas County.
The dough is run through a hand-cranked extruder multiple times until it forms a uniform sheet. Kyle has been fine tuning his technique since he bought this sheeter off of Ebay and refurbished it.
Strega Nona's pasta flavors include whole wheat, beet, spinach, roasted sweet potato and many more. When he serves prepared pasta, Kyle makes a point of sourcing produce from local and regional farmers whenever he can.
After the sheets are ready to go a cutter attachment is added to the extruder, and a final run through the machine creates the finished product. This evening fettuccine and angel hair were in production.
Strega Nona's pasta is available in a weekly Fresh Pasta Share for High Altitude Harvest members, as well as at the Quincy Farmers' Market, Quincy Natural Foods and hopefully some local restaurants in the near future.
We applaud Kyle for adding another layer of awesomeness to our local food culture! You can read more about Strega Nona's in our July 3rd HAH newsletter, available for download here.
HAH members, you can add a Fresh Pasta Share to your account at anytime by contacting us or visiting your account online. Yum!