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Video: How to Make Tortelloni

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Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.

Today: The fresh pasta that proves that good things really do come in small packages, from Mario Batali's How To Tuesdays series.


Is there anything as exciting as receiving a package in the mail? Whether it's the arrival of a highly anticipated purchase or an unexpected surprise, that feeling is hard to beat.

But, what if you could have the same exhilaration at the dinner table? What if every bite was a tiny parcel containing secret delights? We think it's possible. Meet tortelloni: the filled pasta that's as fun to say as it is to make. Chef Cruz Goler from Lupa Osteria Romana shows us how to fold these packages with ease and grace, and compels us to stop waiting by the door for the postman -- tonight, your special delivery is waiting in the kitchen.

Anything you want to learn from the Batali chefs? Let us know in the comments!

This video was made in collaboration with Mario Batali.

Tags: Pasta, DIY Food