Foodstuffs: Bambara’s all-you-can-eat pasta; African spices; and free Miyoko’s vegan pizza
Bambara all-you-can-eat pasta
Not everyone will have the excuse of carbo loading for the Boston Marathon on Monday, but Bambara offers the chance to all anyway at a $26 all-you-can-eat-pasta meal from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Dishes include bucatini with puttanesca sauce, braised greens and pecorino; and a fusilli with herb-infused Parmesan cream, roasted mixed mushrooms and sourdough crumbs. They can be made with marinara, butter or EVOO sauces upon request of the diner (or runner), and for an extra charge the pasta can be topped with meatballs or another protein.
Free Miyoko’s vegan pizza
Miyoko’s Creamery is aware that pourable vegan mozzarella cheese sounds risky – or gross. The Sonoma, California, maker of a range of vegan cheese products is taking on the wary directly with a 15-stop tour through “America’s Pizza Belt” (who knew?) to give away pizza slices made with its Revolutionary Liquid Vegan Pizza Mozzarella, which firms up and even browns after baking. (A Cambridge Day reader deems it “terrific” in testing.) There are five stops of the Miyoko’s food truck scheduled for Greater Boston, including from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday near Harvard Yard.
Debbs Kitchen’s African spices
If your spices no longer add spice, it’s time to try something aside from McCormick. A Debbs Kitchen shop at at the CambridgeSide mall is selling the Texas company’s Afro-Continental Cuisine collection, which a Thursday email called “a celebration of rich African flavors with cuisines from other parts of the world.” Products include African Birdseye Chile Powder, Berbere, Suya Yaji Spice, Habanero Chile Powder, Chinese Five Spice, Green Thai Curry, Mexican Oregano and Mediterranean Thyme. Founder Deborah Odunze says her spices are healthy, too – and she’s a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center as well as The International Culinary School of the Art Institute of Houston. The pop-up opened Saturday next to Bath & Body Works on the mall’s second floor.