From: Amy McEvilly @AmyLMcEvilly
Q: @fabioviviani are you going to be in the Chicago area anytime soon?
A: Yes !! I love Chicago…I’m there every month. You can usually find me at Public House and Bull & Bear : ) I am opening Siena Tavern, a new restaurant in Chicago, with DineAmic Group in early 2013 !! Follow @SienaTavern for all the latest and check out the website http://dineamicgroup.com
From: Details of Merriment @Merriment
Q: @fabioviviani I’m trying to limit pasta from my diet, but it’s hard being italian. Ugh. What other options/subsititions can you suggest?
A: Suicide- that’s what I would do if they took pasta away from me !! But if that’s too extreme then do rice OR just like we do in Italy, have some pasta but not a lot. Or you could do pasta with a lighter sauce and using veggies. A little bit of fun is better than no fun
From: Suzan Burruel @julesmom7297
Q: @fabioviviani I know you have cookbooks online but have you thought about publishing hard-cover books? Can u say book tour?!#FabioQA
A: Suzan are you reading my mind ?? I will be coming out with a cookbook very soon !! Check my twitter and website on Thursday, November 1 for the title and a special book surprise
From: Lauren Rose Besthoff
Q: Would you ever do Dancing with the Stars?
A: I got some moves but I dont think I’ll do Dancing with Stars anytime soon…I’m not that good and i dont want to go and be eliminated first !!
From: Elizabeth Lupo DiVito
Q: Just made Pasta with whole wheat flour. It needed more moisture. Whats best way besides more eggs to add moisture to pasta dough.
A: Why not add more eggs ? What’s wrong with them ? Eggs would have been my answer. You can use egg yolks for whole wheat pasta- this kind of pasta needs a lot of fat since it’s not elastic like white pasta. If you want to be heallthier and avoid eggs, you may want to drop the pasta all together
From: Iscah Rampersad
Q: Any special tips for freezing pasta or preparing it ahead of time without it sticking? My batch of fresh gnocchi is more than I can eat alone. Will it keep well frozen and for how long?
A: Yes, gnocchi is perfect for freezing !! Freeze them on a flat sheet when they are raw. Once frozen, you can put them in a bag all together. Don’t put them in a bag together before they’re frozen or they will stick together !! Once frozen, you can toss them straight into boiling water without letting thaw first.
From: Erica Allen
Q: What is your favorite and most used kitchen tool other than a chef’s knife?
A: My hand and a spoon.