*WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD AWARD FOR SINGLE SUBJECT!*
SAVING TRADITIONS AND SHARING SKILLS, ONE GRANNY AT A TIME!
"When you have good ingredients, you don't have to worry about cooking. They do the work for you." – Lucia, 85
Part recipes, part guide to life, Pasta Grannies is a book about cooking for love, for the people you love. Featuring more than 70 recipes from grandmothers located all over Italy, this book not only shares the stories of each woman who contributed a recipe, but gives insight into how the culture of food and dining in Italy is hinged on family and connection. Let these women share their insights and wisdom about life, while they also teach you how to roll pici and stir the sauce. Heaven. What started as a popular YouTube channel, food and travel writer Vicki Bennison collates family secret recipes in the Pasta Grannies 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.
For a nonna, love is putting food on the table, and pasta is the perfect vehicle to make precious ingredients go further. 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. 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, every nonna has her own special recipe. Pasta Grannies brings together the huge diversity of these authentic dishes and also celebrates the expertise, life and extraordinary stories of the amazing women behind them.