Ida’s famous agnolotti del plin. - tiny meat filled pasta from piemonte in northern italy. ida (94 years old) was a farmer and has always grown her own food. we revisited her recently to take photos for the book and her recipe will be there for you all to try.
We’re in tuscany in this week’s episode, at la vialla - an organic agriturismo near arezzo where they grow their own heritage wheat that is stone ground into flour for pasta and bread. pici is the dish of the day and nonna luigina shows us how to make it, along with salsa etrusca (a flavoursome sauce using store cupboard ingredients). watch the video and find her recipe on our youtube now - it’s a fun one to get the whole family involved.
Have you heard of strapponi? it’s one of the easier pastas to make - and fun too. after rolling your dough out, all you do it tear off pieces, drop them into boiling water and ta dah! dinner is ready! we filmed marica in tuscany making them for our youtube channel (back in 2017) who served them with porcini and mint. here @granofarina is demonstrating the technique on last week’s #pastagranniescookbook shoot. you can do it with the dough wrapped around a matterello or just in your hands.
Not just pasta. here we have maria rosa with her panissa - a rice dish with fresh salami and borlotti beans. very very tasty. have you tried it?
The alleyways of bari old town are a mecca for pasta enthusiasts and the women here who make orecchiette for a living have become celebrities. porzia petrone is one of them. they have a particular method for making orecchiette and it's jolly difficult! porzia’s episode is now live. go and have a watch and try them yourself this weekend.
Drum roll, ladies and gentleman... tah-da! here is the final cover for the pasta grannies cookbook! i like how it manages to capture both the modern and traditional aspects of pasta grannies and i am thrilled to share it with you; it means we are one step closer to publication in october. if you would like to pre-order the book now, you can do so by clicking on the link in our bio where you’ll be directed to the amazon page #pastagranniescookbook 📖
Today the lovely @gaiausala came and helped on the last day of our cookbook shoot. she is a culurgiones pro and taught us all how to pinch and fold to make these plump, potato filled pillows. have you tried them yet? the full recipe will be in the book so save this post for when you come round to giving them a go!
Today we’ve been busy with the second round of the london cook book shoot. here i am with julia of @granofarina rolling pici, one of my absolute favourites to make. check out our stories for more behind the scenes footage and don’t forget you can pre-order the book on amazon through the link in our bio.
It’s rained all day in london today and all we want is comfort. this lasagna was from our first london cookbook shoot a few months ago and we’re looking forward to round two later this week. keep your eyes peeled for sneak peeks on our stories.
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