Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook: The Secrets of Italy's Best Home Cooks
The Secrets of Italy's Best Home Cooks
WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION 2020 AWARD FOR BEST SINGLE SUBJECT COOKBOOK
Learn how to make pasta like Italian nonnas do. Inspired by the hugely popular YouTube channel of the same name, Pasta Grannies is a wonderful collection of time-perfected Italian pasta recipes from the people who have spent a lifetime cooking for love, not a living: Italian grandmothers.
“When you have good ingredients, you don’t have to worry about cooking. They do the work for you.” – Lucia, 85
Featuring easy and accessible recipes from all over Italy, you will be transported into the very heart of the Italian home to learn how to make great-tasting Italian food. Pasta styles range from
pici – a type of hand-rolled spaghetti that is simple to make – to
lumachelle della duchessa – tiny, ridged, cinnamon-scented tubes that take patience and dexterity.
More than just a compendium of dishes,
Pasta Grannies tells the extraordinary stories of these ordinary women and shows you that with the right know how, truly authentic Italian cooking is simple, beautiful and entirely achievable.
Vicky Bennison spent many years working in international development in places like Siberia, South Africa and Turkmenistan. The next decent meal was always on her mind and so she began writing about her culinary adventures, from mushroom hunting with the Russian mafia to cooking zebra stew near Lake Turkana in Kenya! She is the author of The Taste of a Place and co-wrote Seasonal Spanish Food with José Pizarro.