• Carrie Mitchell

Pasta Grannies

Updated: Apr 22

Filmmaker Vicky Bennison is trying to preserve the art of handmade pasta by turning Italy’s Pasta Grannies into video stars.


Pasta Grannies is right up my alley: Finding and filming women who still make pasta by hand - a tradition that is disappearing in Italy - videos, recipes and blogs by Pasta Grannies


From the NY Times: Vicky Bennison, a 60-year-old British woman with a background in international development, never intended Pasta Grannies to become a minor YouTube hit or to make stars of a handful of Italian nonnas who couldn’t care less about their influencer status. She simply wanted to create a culinary Noah’s ark to capture a way of life before it disappears. Since Ms. Bennison began her project nearly five years ago, she has recorded more than 250 women (and a few men) doing what they do every day: rolling pizzoccheri from buckwheat flour to toss with Alpine cheese made only in Valtellina; twisting semolina dough into sagne ritorte to hold the horse-meat ragù popular in Puglia; marrying hand-torn strapponi with porcini mushrooms from a Tuscan forest. More than 70 are featured in the cookbook “Pasta Grannies: The Secrets of Italy’s Best Home Cooks”


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