Foggy Mountain Brings Local Flavors to Pasta
A business in Chantilly is taking one of Italy’s most famous exports, pasta, and making it the region’s own.
Foggy Mountain Pasta makes pasta with ingredients like eggs from Whiffle Tree Farms in Warrenton, and grain from Hanging Rock Hay near Lovettsville. It also comes from a lifelong love of food, and an urge to make quality pasta with local ingredients and local terroir.
Founder Gabriel Key started cooking when he was 11 or 12, he remembers. His mom had him take over cooking from his dad after a few too many meals got cooked for a little too long.
“He’d come home and light the barbecue and then go work in the garden, and this was his passion and he’d get a little lost in it. And you can imagine what happened to the meat,” Key said.
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