Mix the flour and semolina, pour them on a work surface and add 160 ml of water. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, make a small ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 20 minutes. Then spread the dough before inserting it into the pasta machine.
Grill the black peppercorns in a pan and then grind them by hand in a mortar. Put water to boil in a saucepan and salt. In a bowl, mix the grated Pecorino Toscano DOP with a little cooking water be sure to mix well to remove all the lumps.
Drain the pasta al dente and finish cooking in the pan, adding the Pecorino sauce and a little more cooking water if necessary. Add the ground pepper and serve on a plate with a little grated Pecorino and pepper.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.