When we were in Nova Scotia this summer, I made manicotti several times using a recipe I got from Lynn Zimmerman. Back in NC I decided yesterday to make manicotti with yet another recipe I found in one of my new cookbooks. After checking with several local grocers---Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Harris Teeter-- I could find no dry manicotti pasta. After finding manicotti pasta in Sobeys in the small town of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, I was exasperated that here in a big city I could find no dry manicotti. Do Raleighites not make stuffed manicotti from scratch?
And then I remembered the Italian food market over in nearby Morrisville, CapriFlavors. Costanzo and Titina Vuotto are the proprietors of CapriFlavors.
|Costanzo and Titina Vuotto are the proprietors (Photo from their website.)|
|A really, really big jar of Nutella.|
|Lots of different cheeses.|
|Cookies and other sweets.|
Titina teaches cooking classes, and I intend to sign up for one this fall. I can't wait.
|Titina in the kitchen.|
The next time I'm looking for ingredients for an Italian recipe, I will head right over to CapriFlavors.