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Last week of The Sale!

We have had a big week this week, once news of our once in a lifetime sale hit the grapevine. If you haven’t yet had a chance to come in, fear not! We still have one week left.

The sale will continue all next week

Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June

There is a 30% discount off all stock lines, EXCLUDING food and disposables, and more importantly there are many lovely items, and machinery marked down in store, with some items now up to 45% off list pricing!!

This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Get in quick before The Sale ends!




We are pleased to announce the details of our first ever


Dates: Monday 21st – Friday 25th MAY   then  Monday 28th MAY – Friday 1st JUNE

Usual hours  : 9am – 5pm

There is a store wide discount of 30% off our list pricing for all product lines  EXCLUDING  Food  & Disposable items.

Electrical machinery will be marked down in store, plus there will be many floor specials on lots of items, with discounts of up to 45%!!!

A couple of disclaimers …..

  • This is a shop floor sale.
  • All goods must be purchased off the floor.
  • We are not taking orders to hold during sale period
  • Like any good sale, it is a first come best dressed affair!

This is a great opportunity to grab some lovely things at cheap prices. Come on in and see what’s here!

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A historical moment!

It has been a very long since we had much to say on here. We will endeavor to keep you more up to date with what’s going on with us, and now is a good moment to start.

We are about to embark on what is a FIRST





Historically we have not had sales as we have always prided ourselves on having some of, if not the, most competitive pricing for all of our stock. In these changing times it’s obvious that one can always find a more competitive price on ‘the internet’, however experience has told us that a lot of these transactions generally don’t play out, or leave the customer in a precarious position of not knowing who it is they are buying their sometimes expensive equipment from.

We have always enjoyed the interactions with our customers and the experience of face to face transaction, and many a time we are able to steer customers to a product that is more suitable to their needs after a conversation.

None of this will change, but we do have a lot of stock and we do have a stock take to do, and so a sale sounds like a good idea.

We will be offering a 30% discount on all our standard products excluding electrical machinery and food.  These items will be offered at special pricing in store.

This is a great opportunity to grab yourself a real bargain on many great lines!!


Dates to be announced soon ……




We have stocked the Italian-made Imperia pasta-rolling machines for many years now, and know them to be vastly superior in performance and reliability to the many similar machines now on the market which are made in Asia.

The Imperia is made in two sizes.

The small domestic machine enables the user to roll out a sheet of pasta 15cm wide which may be used for lasagna etc or fed back through either of the two supplied roller cutters for taglierini or fettuccine.

The commercial model, available in both manual and electric versions, has 22cm wide rollers. This machine operates in a similar fashion to the domestic model, but there is a choice of 6 different cutters of various widths.

Also, we had increasingly become aware that there was a certain lack locally of the various bits & pieces of equipment that serious pasta makers like to have in order to produce the best possible result. When in Italy earlier in the year, principally to visit our old friends at the Musso Icecream Machine factory, we sought out and found some manufacturers of traditional pasta-making aids & accessories. 

In short, we now have on our shelves a wide selection of ravioli cutters in various shapes and sizes, including spring loaded ones for easy release of the pasta.


Our cappelletti cutters are beautifully made and are similarly spring loaded.

PC034    PC033 **Sorry,  currently out of stock

They are a most unusual device, used in the making of cappelletti , or “little hats”– a kind of tortellini. This is a traditional North Italian winter dish generally served in a delicious, rich broth.

We also have a whole lot of new pasta cutters and associated implements.

PC025                                              MP108

TG403                                                                                       PC020

We have 3 different types of ribbed pasta board.

PA256 (top)     PA5053 ** Sorry, currently out of stock

One of these is the old standard gnocchi board found in many Italian kitchens, and which can now be fairly readily located in good kitchen shops in this country. It is common practice simply to roll gnocchi with the fingers against a fork, but the ribbing on this board improves the ability of the pasta to hold its sauce. The malloreddus bat is a small, racquet-shaped board used for making the Sardinian variation on gnochhetti. Each of these three boards is made from beechwood, a timber whose many virtues we have outlined in a previous blog.

** Sorry, currently out of stock


The gnocchi board’s (slightly) bigger brother, the garganelli board is a little harder to find. Similar in appearance to penne, the garganelli is made by rolling the pasta into a tube up the ribs of the board, using a tiny rolling pin to do so. Whilst it’d be quite a challenge to handmake penne, garganelli-making is a breeze with this board!

Another useful beechwood item which arrived in the same shipment is a 700mm x 500mm board used for rolling out large sheets of pasta which can then be cut to suit.

BD424 (board)    PA374 (brush)

The board can be used on any suitably sized available surface in the kitchen, is easy to move if necessary, and means that valuable bench space is not congested or covered with pasta ingredients. Needless to say, we have a range of rolling pins (also beech) of various lengths, made specifically for rolling out pasta.

Also in the rolling pin department is a remarkable ravioli roller/cutter made entirely of – surprise! – beechwood, which is a work of art in itself.


Our pasta “guitar” is used in the making of spaghetti alla chitarra, which is said to have originated in the Abruzzo region. A sheet of pasta is laid over the multi-strings of this “instrument”, then forced through the strings which cut the pasta into a type of square-sectioned spaghetti. This is usually served with the typically regional dish of mixed meat ragu.


Pasta drying racks of different designs are now widely available. We’ve always found that a couple of broomsticks across the backs of 2 kitchen chairs were perfectly adequate & furthermore, easy to store. However, there has been a certain  demand to which we’ve succumbed, and that was for pasta drying trays. These are stackable frames with mesh stretched across the base, so that the pasta can be draped across the tray with the adequate ventilation allowing the pasta to dry evenly.

We have 2 types of tray.

One has a stainless steel frame with a stainless mesh.      ST960

The other has wooden frame and nylon mesh.    ST955

If you would like to pursue the art of pasta making, including wonderful explanations of the above equipment and  how best  to use your pasta, we suggest you get yourself a copy of Marcella Hazan’s  ‘The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking’.  It gives a complete description of how to make pasta using either a machine or rolling pin, along with a substantial chapter of sauce recipes to accompany your newly made pasta.

Should you wish to enquire about any of the above, please call us (you can find our details in the CONTACT page) and quote the product code you are interested in.

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to the first post of the new year. It has come a little later than anticipated due mainly to the mountains of new stock that we have been dealing with.  So far this year we have received three overseas shipments and are awaiting more! We will post each shipment and its details as they are available in the….


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