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Pasta gift baskets

Pasta gift baskets

Pasta gift baskets are a great gift to give the Italian chef in your family.

What's included in pasta gift baskets?

Why pasta of course! There are many, many different types of pasta that are used for all different occasions that you can find in pasta gift baskets. People who appreciate pasta or love to cook will love getting a basket full of noodles and sauces that they can use to experiment with. Some of the pastas you might find in you basket including thin spaghetti, spaghetti, rotinni, penne, macaroni, shells, lasagna noodles, angel hair pasta and bow ties. Of course we're only naming a few of the many different kinds of pasta that can be tossed into your basket. If you want, you can put pastas in according to the company that makes the pasta. Or, you can make sure that the pasta you're including is actually imported from Italy. Nothing is more authentic than pasta that's been made and imported from Italy!

Other ideas

To help the person who receives the pasta gift baskets actually put the pasta to use, the makers of these products usually include several different types of sauces or other pasta toppings. Your basket should include several different types of red sauces including an all tomato sauce, a basil sauce, mushroom sauce or meat sauce. You can also get some different white sauces including an authentic alfredo sauce or four cheese sauce. If you're not into pre-made sauces, even authentic Italian pre-made sauces, include an Italian cook book and the dry ingredients that are necessary to make a sauce in the basket. This will light a fire under the gift recipient to get into the kitchen and start experimenting with flavors. Placing a nice bottle of red or white wine (this depends on the type of pasta you're making) in the basket will complement the meal.

To top off your pasta gift baskets, add some type of Italian desert. Although custards and other cold Italian deserts won't hold up in a basket, you can include homemade biscottis or Italian coffee. Both of these are great after dinner treats.

You can even find pasta gift baskets that are for the healthy taste buds. Wheat pasta has gained a lot of popularity in the United States. Though you probably won't find as many types of pasta in the wheat pasta category, there are plenty to choose from.

Finding pasta gift baskets really isn't difficult to do. All you need to do is get on-line and find a gourmet food store. These places always have pre-made baskets that you can choose from. If you want to specialize your pasta gift baskets, all you have to do is ask.

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