This week’s youtube video stars the family of this woman, maria pischedda, seen here with her grandchildren; donna is now a grandmother herself and appears in the video with her daughter dina and son matthew. it’s all about her sardinian ravioli recipe .. i am also rather in love with her style 😊#pastagrannies #italianfood #italianamerican #familytradition
Riposa and her army of orecchiette drying on a washing rack in the puglian sun.
Okay, this one isn’t a looker but if you’ve ever eaten pizzoccheri you’ll appreciate it. strips of tagliatelle made using buckwheat flour are mixed with sautéed cabbage, floury potatoes and tonnes of gooey cheese. perfect cold weather comfort. we’d like a bowl for lunch.
Check out our new igtv episode with teresa making maccheroni and orecchiette with a tomato and mussel sauce in the seaside village of torre vado.
The three stars of our @instagram collaboration video - rosa, lucia and lina. you can watch them on instagram igtv. thank you everyone for your support. we’re delighted the nonne and their traditions have found such a warm, enthusiastic and large audience. keep watching as we discover more nonne and more pasta in different destinations and remember to subscribe to our youtube channel to never miss an episode 😊 🍝.
So i fell off my perch when an email from instagram popped up last summer. the upshot was an expedition to basilicata to film nonne with portrait (not landscape) framing. and very soon.. like today.. their video will be on their igtv channel. one of the nonne featured is beautiful lucia, seen here with another lucia - her neighbour and friend for 60 years. they are making raschiatelli - the local name for cavatelli. thank you @instagram for collaboration! #pastagrannies #instagram #raschiatelli #cavatelli
Here’s nina making pizzicotti. remember the readybrek adverts and fuzzy glow of internal central heating? this is the italian equivalent for farmers in abruzzo. leftover bread or pizza dough is kneaded, rolled out thick, cut into strips and pinched off into boiling water. the dumplings are served with oil, garlic and hot peppercorns. despite the description, they’re lighter than you’d imagine but exactly the kind of comfort food we needed in the freezing temperatures. we’d love a bowl right now!
Maria makes some wonderful cappelletti in brodo in this week’s episode over on the pasta grannies youtube channel. different areas of emilia–romagna have different fillings- in faenza it is only cheese. #pastagrannies #italianfood #cappelletti
Throwback to abruzzo back in december when 86 year old nunziatina made frascarelli. she uses 00 flour and egg and rubs the dough into tiny pieces, almost like couscous. the sieve, ‘setaccio’, and the scraper, ‘paletta’, are her useful pasta tools.