Pasta Grannies videos

I noticed in my region of Le Marche there are all these amazing older women getting up at 5am to make pasta but their (great) grand kids are being brought up on industrially produced, dry pasta. So I decided to create a kind of culinary Noah’s Ark; I’m on a mission of ‘saving skills and sharing traditions, one granny at a time’! If you’ve got a relative or friend who’s brilliant at making pasta in the handmade traditional way, do get in touch.

Gesuiti – or Italian cheese, mushroom and ham pancake bake

Gesuiti come from the Ascoli Piceno province, in particular the countryside behind the port of San Benedetto del

Pasta Grannies videos

Zampanelle pancakes from Montese

Raf Giacobazzi remembers making these pancakes on the wood burning stove as a young boy; these days the

Pasta Grannies videos

Pappardelle with Wild Boar ragù

Lets face it: unless you live in rural Italy you’re unlikely to come across wild boar. So feel

Pasta dishes

How to make ravioli ‘incaciati’

These ravioli are a speciality of Ascoli Piceno; they’re traditionally served at Carnevale but these days cooks will

Pasta dishes

Su Succu – a saffron and cheese pasta dish from Sardinia

Everything about this pasta dish is unusual: it’s colour, the ingredients, and also the way it’s cooked –

Pasta dishes