London Larder: Pasta Evangelists
We've searched the far reaches of the capital to bring you the very best of London's artisanal produce – this time, we're going pasta postal with Pasta Evangelists
What's the product?
Restaurant-quality fresh pasta, Italian-style sauces, garnishes and recipe cards delivered straight to your door in colour-coded packs efficiently slotted into a letterbox-sized package. Each one contains two or more types of freezable artisan pasta. Essentially, you're in for an easy four-minute meal any day, any time, that still tastes undeniably fresh and authentic.
Who makes it?
Pasta Evangelists was founded by Prue Leith CBE, Sunday Times food critic Giles Coren, and editor of Waitrose Food and Masterchef critic William Sitwell in 2017. The pasta is made in London using seasonal and Italian ingredients, where possible.View on Instagram
What does it taste like?
We snuck in our carb fix while Pasta Evangelists was still buddying up with Polpo, the Venetian-inspired restaurant group by Russell Norman, on recipes. Yes, we know, sly. But the Evangelists' menu changes weekly, so don't get jealous – get even. Our favourite was Polpo's taglierini con secoe – a satisfying taglierini pasta dish topped with an excess of comforting beef ragu. The ricotta ravioli and spinach with sage butter was rich and delicious, and came in a close second, losing out only because more sage wouldn't have gone amiss (we have a thing for those crispy leaves, ok). If you see anything involving spelt pasta with rocket pesto, though, run a mile. It tastes like soap, and no one needs that in their life or on their plate.
Where can I get it?
Londoners can sign up online at pastaevangelists.com. There are variety packs (where you get an eclectic mix of random different pastas), a vegetarian subscription and a gourmet option. Choose from weekly, fortnightly or monthly subscriptions starting at £15.90 for two portions.
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