Winter has my appetite seeking warm plates, complex flavors, and filling pasta. Thankfully, I recently discovered Pastamore , a Denver-based company whose products—gourmet olive oils, marinades, and vinegars, artisanal pasta—make it possible to prepare a rich and satisfying dish at home in almost no time.
A few nights ago, I used the company's wild-mushroom linguine and white truffle oil to make an earthy and aromatic mushroom pasta with cream sauce. The recipe , provided on the company's website, combines specialty pasta with chopped wild mushrooms, spicy nutmeg, herby thyme, and the heady scent of truffles to create a belly-filling dish.
I paired the entrée with an arugula salad tossed with fresh pomegranate seeds, Parmesan shavings, toasted pine nuts, olive oil, and Pastamore's thick and sticky fig balsamic vinegar . The sweet, tart, and peppery salad proved a crisp contrast to the creamy, rich pasta.
Tip: In the summer, Pastamore makes the rounds of local farmers' markets. In the winter, you can order their products online . Or, call ahead and stop by the warehouse.
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