Review: MASGourmet Fresh Pastas

As much as I love to eat and to cook, I’m not nearly as kitchen savvy as I would like to be. I gaze longingly at the Williams-Sonoma website, aching for the day that I will need canning supplies, a wheatgrass juicer, or an ice cream maker. Hell, I don’t even make my own pasta! (Don’t judge)

Anyway, why would I need to make my own pasta when MASGourmet exists in this world? Let’s be honest, nothing tastes quite like those heavenly ribbons of fresh fettuccine or those hand-rolled gnocchi. But sometimes the whole process seems to be a bit too time-consuming, or we just don’t feel like hanging fresh noodles all over the kitchen before we throw them in to cook.

MASGourmet is the solution to this. Fresh frozen gourmet pastas and sauces, delivered right to your door, for whenever you feel like eating homemade without actually having to do anything! You can literally order anything your heart desires – from tagliatelle to gnocchis to sorrentinos to ravioli (all in a crazy variety of flavors and styles). Sauces are more classic with offerings like fileto, bolognese, Parisien, green onion and mushroom, and (wildcard) a curry walnut sauce. Everything is made by Chef Agustina, who is basically the human incarnation of a ray of sunshine. You can tell that she loves to cook and make people happy with her food.

Ordering online is easy – Just check off anything and everything that you would like (minimum order AR$100 – enough to stock your freezer with noodle love) and get ready to receive it all within the next two days. There are a variety of promos too, so get creative! Pastas are portioned into single servings, so you can mix it up and order a bunch of different kinds, or make one big massive order if you need to feed a crowd.

I tried the Lamb (braised in Malbec) Raviolis and the Caprese Sorrentinos. The best part is that once your water is boiling, all you have to do is just plop those buddies in there and let ’em cook for literally 5 minutes and they’re done! No need to defrost or stare at the clock wondering how long until al dente.

Since I basically have Adult ADD I let the sorrentinos cook for 1 minute too long and one of them exploded – but it was OK, because the mozzarella started oozing out and it was a cheesetastic explosion on my plate. Totally cool with that.

I served both with a little bit of olive oil, fresh grated Parmesan, fresh black pepper and some red pepper flakes. Delicious! Easy as pie to make and super satisfying. The flavor is great too; it’s also nice to know they were made with love by a real person and not in some strange factory.

If you’re having friends or otherwise important guests over to eat and want to make a good impression, you could pull a Mrs. Doubtfire and act like you made these bad boys yourself. They taste deliciously homemade but with a gourmet touch (Hello, the lamb was incredible!) that will earn you brownie points (until they find out that you’re a liar).

I cannot recommend MASGourmet enough! It’s a nice way to break the routine and have tasty carby treats brought right to your door. If you think you’ll be craving dessert as well, you can order a range of sweet treats from the website as well. Check them out on Facebook to stay up to date on promos and new pasta varieties. Your first order comes with an amazeballs 50% discount! So get on it, and enjoy!

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