Two people are paying their bill and the waitress is finishing up a dish of pasta .
I don't know why, when dried noodles are now as easy to find, store and cook as dried pasta .
Sometimes I cook large rice or pasta for salads and vary the toppings as the week goes by.
Tip in the beans, the ricotta and the drained pasta and fold lightly with fork.
We use saffron water to give fresh pasta an inviting rich colour and subtle flavour.
I often put a table out of doors at my house in Surrey and pile it with big pots of delicious pasta and salads.
The old days of a beer keg on the coach on the way home have been replaced with trips back drinking water and eating pasta .
Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water for two to three minutes until tender.
Fred had three favourite Pronto Pasta pasta dishes, all of which still remain as part of the menu.