Posted by btchakir
My wife has been involved in Sustainable Shepherdstown, our local “what the town needs to do to survive if it becomes impossible to go anywhere else” organization. One of the ideas she has had for a business to set up that we can do locally, fulfill our Vegan eating requirements and be remotely interesting to do is a Pasta Making Company. So I’ve been researching all kinds of pasta shapes and noodle making machines and recipes.
So far I’ve found over 100 pasta and noodle shapes and product made from every kind of grain and non-grain that you can think of. Of course, a good many of the recipes use eggs, which are a Vegan no-no, or dairy products (which all can be replaced by soy or nut-milk products)… so before I can experiment with some of these, I’ll have to know what’s available locally or near-locally.
Then there are the machines, both electric and hand-cranked, which would be important for mass production. They run from the really inexpensive to the very expensive manufacturing giants. Setting up an original budget list for this project is going to require an armful of business costs, so all of them have to be considered and compared with potential earnings to see if this is really a profitable proposal.
- KitchenAid Pasta Gadgets: Pasta Press or Pasta Roller? (hubpages.com)
- “Straighten Out the Frickin’ Noodle” and Other Smart Solutions from CGI (thedailygreen.com)
- Fresh pasta recipe (salon.com)
- Noodle promises no carbs or calories (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Noodle noodle noodle (wellingtonista.com)
- Real Taste Noodle Manufacture Recalls Egg Noodle Because of Possible Health Risk (fda.gov)