Pappardelle with Fava Bean Leaf Pesto , Fava Beans, Salmon , and Shiitake Mushrooms
An ode to Mike and his delicious fresh made pasta. His pasta is light, smooth and for me it is the perfect pasta. It is made in Santa Cruz and delivered fresh to several local grocery stores. I fell in love with Mike's pasta many years ago when there was little fresh pasta available. Many a night when I came home from work thinking of dinner I would stop and get some of his tasty raviolis. I would cook them and add some tomato sauce or some garlic and butter . Within 20 minutes a mushroom, sweet potato, cheese, or tofu ravioli would smoothly slide down my throat delighting my senses. My family and I would enjoy a great meal. What more can you ask for? I use his fettuccine pasta for my seafood pasta. Mike's pasta has kept the same quality over the years. Nobody talked him into adding stuff so his pasta would have a longer shelf life. He didn't go public or franchise his business, no sireee, he just kept making perfect fresh pasta. Thank you Mike from the bottom of my heart for the many good meals . Disclaimer, I don't know Mike and I'm not getting paid or anything . But I might go and visit him one of these days.