Welcome to Pasta Grannies. I'm finding and filming women who still make pasta by hand - a tradition that is disappearing in Italy. Along the way, I also meet producers, people and delicious non pasta food, so I share those too. If you've got any questions or comments, do get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.

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 –

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Vanda’s tagliolini pasta with shrimp

Recently I spent a morning filming Vanda Soncini and her daughter Maria Grazia in working in the kitchen of their restaurant, La Capanna di Eraclio. The idea was to follow Vanda through a typical morning, which always starts with making pasta Рa routine she has been doing for 60 odd years. This was the pasta

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Pasta Roll with Spinach and Ricotta

This is Ursula Ferrigno’s recipe. You will need an approximately ¬†70 x 50cm piece of muslin, a deep

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Ndunderi or ricotta gnocchi from Amalfi

Normally our criteria for selecting ‘Grannies’ is they have to be real life Grannies, or over 60 –

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Cerretini di Farro ‘al Rancetto’

Farro is a grain found throughout central Italy – especially Umbria and Le Marche. It’s particularly suited to

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Chickpea and mushroom soup

This is Maria Caruso’s recipe, as written by her daughter Simona. The family come from a village near

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is dead easy: to make and to get wrong. The first thing to get right is

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How to make umbricelli pasta

Lovely Luciana Paolucci showed us how she makes umbricelli pasta con sugo finto when we were in Umbria.

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Lasagna alla Norcina

Giuliana and her family run an agriturismo and working farm just outside Norcia. She wasn’t on our Pasta Grannies film schedule, but we loved this lasagna dish and wanted to share it with you.  

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Curzul pasta with shallots and sausage

This pasta is typical of the Faenza region in Emilia Romagna and it’s a great one to try

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Pasta Grannies Cook Lunch

We keep stopping to have lunch; whether it’s on the road in Italy (in between pasta filming sessions)

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