CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Maker and Flour + Water Cookbook Contest Giveaway


Making homemade pasta is one of my personal favorite kitchen activities. The options are endless whether you are making stuffed pasta, cut pasta such as fettucine, or simply making delicate egg noodles for a wonderful lasagna. You can flavor your pasta dough with a myriad of different ingredients, and when it comes to sauces, your options are truly limitless. Since 2015 is well underway, I wanted to celebrate the new year with a contest giveaway. One lucky winner will win a Cucinapro Pasta Maker and one of my favorite cookbooks of 2014, Flour + Water which will get you on the road to making wonderful artisanal pasta dishes right in your own kitchen. If learning to make your own homemade pasta is one of your goals this new year, then these two prizes are perfect for you.

The Prizes For One Lucky Winner-

1. CucinaPro Imperia Pasta Machine (Value $68)


I have had a CucinPro pasta maker in my kitchen for years. It is a hard working, heavy duty machine that will help you to create wonderful fresh pasta for your family and friends. The Imperia Pasta machine has quickly become the #1 leading homemade pasta maker.


– Traditional pasta roller lets you make the freshest pasta you’ve ever tasted right at home
– Made of heavy duty, shiny chromed plated steel
– 6-inch wide roller with double cutter head that makes thin spaghetti and wide fettuccine noodles
– Easy-lock adjustment dial; wood grip handle easily cranks out the dough
– Additional attachments for a variety of noodle shapes available separately

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2. Flour + Water Cookbook

An elevated guide to the craft of pasta-making by rising star chef Thomas McNaughton of San Francisco’s hottest Italian restaurant, flour + water.

This is one of my favorite cookbooks of 2014. If I were asked whether I would like jewelry or a cookbook as a gift, I’d choose the cookbook every time. I preordered this book Flour + Water by Thomas McNaughton as soon as I saw it would be coming available as pasta is my all time favorite food. I love making homemade pasta, varying the ingredients and sauces to create uniquely, tasty dishes and this cookbook is a one stop tutorial on making amazing pasta at home. Being very comfortable making my own pasta, I find that some pasta cookbooks are geared towards the complete novice, and I find them a little too simplistic. This book is for pasta makers at all levels. Read my complete cookbook review HERE.


Official Rules… THIS CONTEST HAS COMPLETED. The winner is Jennifer Reese!

  • No purchase necessary, simply follow the steps using rafflecopter below to earn multiple entries.
  • To enter you must be 18 years of age or older and be a resident of the continental United States.
  • Contest will run for 1 week, from Tuesday January 13th, 2015 until midnight Monday 19th, 2015.
  • Winners will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter and the winner will be contacted by email January 20th, and the name of the winner will be posted here on IFF.
  • If the winner does not respond to accept their prize within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning.


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Deborah Mele
January 2015
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  1. So far the only pasta I’ve made is gnocchi (ricotta as well as sweet potato). I’d love to expand my pasta making. I’d love to make some fresh spaghetti as well as making my own ravioli!! YUM!

  2. Have this would enable me to make homemade pasta with my grand children. I would love to pass on more of my Molise Heritage! Thanks!

  3. I am a “NOODLE BENDER”…..I love noodles….and would love to make my own! and having this machine and book would make my creating come alive with noodles of every kind!
    Makes me remember that song….about…we’re having macaroni….I’m singing it now.
    Thanks for the give-a-way….
    I could have PASTA for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack-time too!

  4. My family loves fresh pasta! Fettuccine is always a favorite, and homemade pasta for lasagna is always so much better than store bought.

  5. I remember making pasta with my Mom and Grandma – would love to have my own pasta maker to make pasta with my daughter !!

  6. I have always wanted to make my own pasta but never dared to go there. this machine would be fun to use and to try new things. We love pasta and fresh pasta would be wonderful

  7. Such simple ingredients put together in the correct way can make such a delicious meal. Fresh pasta is a wonderful way to share food with family & friends!

  8. One of my favorite ways to spend time with my mom is to cook with her. We’ve explored making gnocchi, but I would love to make fresh pasta with her to accompany our pestos, ravioli fillings, and other dishes we already make from scratch.

  9. If I won this prize, I would be making pasta nearly every day! We have some form of pasta as entrees, in soups and sides about five days a week as it is!

  10. I would love to make fresh pasta…there is nothing like it. It would be great to invite friends and family to join me for dinner to experience the difference.

  11. what a wonderful contest! a beautiful new pasta machine and pasta cookbook.
    the cover of the book is so great, would love to try all of them.

  12. I would love to learn new pasta recipes to complement the couple that I already make. Pasta is my favorite food, so I can’t get enough!

  13. I was diagnosed with celiac disease almost exactly one year ago, I so want to experiment with gluten free pasta. I have been reading your blog for years. Thanks for all the wonderful Italian food!

  14. nothing better than fresh pasta, and a cookbook to go with! I’d make pasta even on nights there’s not much time for this!

  15. I would love this new pasta machine so that I can really dedicate myself to the art of making homemade pasta!! One of my goals is to perhaps make a great gluten-free pasta dough to enjoy for myself and dear friends…I wonder how that will turn out??

    Love your site have the best recipes, they always turn out wonderful!!



  16. My sister has made some amazing pasta in the past, I would love to be able to give this machine to her. She would be a pasta master in no time (and I would love to be her taste tester!).

  17. I have always wanted to make my own pasta! I am a huge pasta-lover, and the only one I’ve tried are ravioli, but it took forever and they weren’t very pretty! Thanks so much for holding this giveaway; I love getting recommendations on what you use to get such gorgeous dishes!

  18. Thanks for organizing this giveaway. These are fantastic gifts. I’ve eaten at Flour + Water and it was amazing.

  19. i havent made homemade pasta since my grandma passed away. we use to do it all the time. it was the best. since i have 7 granddaughters and 6 great grandkids i would love to make pasta with them. we all love italian food. t would be so much fun to teach them this for their future use.

  20. I would LOVE to win this prize and be able to make my own pasta. I’ve been wanting to do that for a long time and just never got around to it. Believe me, I would get a LOT of good out of these prizes!

  21. My neighbour makes her own pasta and has shared some with me many times…I could then return the favour! Love your emails, Deborah, I wait for them religiously and for the recipes you so kindly share!

  22. Homemade pasta is the best! I used to make homemade pasta all the time, but that was many years ago. It would be great to have this pasta maker so that I could start making it again!

  23. Pasta has always been my favorite go-to food. When I was a child I used to watch my grandmother make her dough and roll it out on the kitchen table then putting it on a sheet on a bed to dry. I would love to make my own, but don’t have the room in my kitchen to roll it out. Would love the Cucina Pro Pasta Maker and the pasta cookbook.
    Deborah, I look forward to your newsletters and recipes. Thank you so much for sharing.

  24. I’ve always thought it would be fun to have a pasta maker! I also love following this blog and the Recipe Rebuild one as well. Both have great recipes that I frequently save to Chef Tap.

  25. Yum! We had a pasta maker when I was a kid and I loved using it with my grandmother! I would love to share the fun with my kids! Fresh pasta is the best!

  26. I have tried and failed many times trying to make homemade pasta at home without a machine. I would absolutely love this machine and the cookbook would be fantastic! There is nothing like homemade pasta!

  27. Love your blog and always look forward to trying your recipes. I have never been disappointed with the results. Your “taste” in food and what will go well together is superb.
    I’ve never tried to make my own pasta, but would definitely go for it if I had a machine and even more so if I had the Flour +Water cookbook! Many thanks for all the wonderful food memories.

  28. I’ve been wanting a pasta roller forever! This one is beautiful! Like you, I too would choose anything cooking/kitchen over jewelry! Adding this little beauty would complete me and my kitchen

  29. I would love to give this to my daughter. She wants to attend Le Cordon Bleu after high school. This would help give her a great start.

  30. Pasta is my “go to” comfort food. I grew up in an Italian family where my mom taught all of us how to make home made pasta and I can remember her always wishing she had a machine that could do all the work…
    Takes me right back to the good ole’ days…

  31. This is my first time visiting your beautiful website. I’m a first born American of Italian descent. I love all things Italian. We make homemade pasta, too–our family of seven. So, I would love to have a second pasta maker to include everyone. I am also interested in the book title “Flour + Water Pasta”.
    Looking forward to visiting your site frequently.
    Ciao! Marie

  32. I love pasta . I am a culinary student at a college in Upstate New York. I signed on to an culinary educational tour of Italy. This book and Pasta Machine will prepare me for that trip.

  33. I would love the cook book. I have the pasta maker and have made a few recipes but would love to learn more. I discovered my love love of amazing Italian food when I visited Italy two year ago.

  34. I would be thrilled to be able to make homemade pasta and the first thing I would try would be lasagna. The book looks wonderful, as well. Thank you for the chance!

  35. I would so much love to have this machine. I am 100% Italian and have never made pasta at home. I think it has always been the fear of failing to have it turn out the way it is suppose to be done.
    This would give me the push I need to make pasta and I am sure it would be fantastic.
    My husband would love it, too, and we would eat more pasta, the real kind.
    Thank you for allowing me to possibly win this fantastic contest.

  36. I would be so excited, so would my family. If I won, I’d get our family together, like we do every other month, to make a family recipe together. We’d make my great-grandmother’s pasta and gravy and mangia mangia!

  37. Being from an Italian family, we always had homemade pasta…but of course, in those days it was made by hand. I’d love to make my own pasta, without all the work; and this machine would do the trick! Thank you for the contest.

  38. I once had a neighbor from Austria who made her own pasta- it was the best ever! I have thought to get/make my own for the taste is unmatched! Would love to make ravioli as well!

  39. I would love to make homemade pasta for my family and teach my daughter how to make it also. Would love to carry the tradition on in the family.

  40. I once had a neighbor from Austria who made her own pasta- it was the best ever! I have thought to get/make my own for the taste is unmatched! Would love to make ravioli as well!

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