Doesn't this look good?
Italian granny makes fresh pasta
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Saturday at 4:56 PM|
Yes. I’ll take a socially distanced plate, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/15/2020|
Fat whores rejoice!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/15/2020|
Too much work.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/15/2020|
Sparkling water was an interesting choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/15/2020|
OP, I enjoyed that. Those old nonne sure have patience.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/15/2020|
The egg yolks in Italy are so yellow -- gives the pasta that nice color. It's hard to find store-bought eggs with that bright yellow color here in the States.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/15/2020|
Beautiful clip. That dish looks delicious and simple. I would eat that with pleasure.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/15/2020|
There is a foundation in italy to pay some of these grannies to preserve the cultural heritage of the various pasta types from dying out
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/15/2020|
I watched an episode of Giada where she had her Italian aunt on zoom from Italy making pasta. The aunt’s looked much better and she would make snarky comments about Giadas methods
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/15/2020|
R9, that reminds me of the clip of Marcella Hazan being bossy to Martha Stewart on Martha's own show during a cooking segment, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/15/2020|
That looks damn good.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/15/2020|
I really enjoyed that. Other than that comb she used to help form the pasta, everything seemed so logical and accessible. She used an electric chopper for the onions and tomatoes, and the whole pasta draining issue was made obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/15/2020|
And that's the serving size that one person would receive in a restaurant in Italy, as one of the multiple entrees comprising the dinner. European Italians would fall over if they saw the Osmond Family-sized single servings on buffet plates served to individual customers in Italian restaurants here in the States.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/15/2020|
[quote] There is a foundation in italy to pay some of these grannies to preserve the cultural heritage of the various pasta types from dying out
That's good news. After some of the older ladies of this generation pass on, I just don't know how many people are going to carry on some of the time-consuming traditions like rolling each individual single bit of pasta by hand.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/15/2020|
What's the purpose of the sparkling water?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/15/2020|
r15, to sparkle, Rose
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/15/2020|
That youtube channel has a bunch of different pasta grannies. Here's a 93 year old.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/15/2020|
r6 It'll cost you about double the price of a standard dozen, but Trader Joe's brown, cage-free and increased Omega-3 large eggs have the yellowest yolks I've ever used.
I've enjoyed the "Pasta Grannies" series since I first saw it It seems the further you get away from Rome, the more unusual the pasta types become. Case in point: the "God's Handkerchiefs" from Sardinia, IIRC? Those old babes are really committed to carrying on family and regional traditions, my hat is off to them.
I'm aware of the distinct absence or minimal use of garlic in most of the sauces that are made, my own grandmother would have wholeheartedly approved. I, OTOH, am a fan of the 'stinking rose.'
Did anyone see that clever granny who had slots below her kitchen tabletop to store her board and rolling pin? Or the one who stands on a little raised platform for better leverage and pressure when making pasta? Brava Nonne!
r8 Analogous to the organization that gives stipends to "The Living Treasures of Japan," I suppose.
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|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/16/2020|
Been there, done that
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/16/2020|
R18, thanks for the tip about the Trader Joes eggs! I will have to buy some next time I'm there.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/16/2020|
She's no great shakes!
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|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/16/2020|
That was torture watching that lasagna video r23. I made a very similar dish using eggplant *moussaka" a few years ago. It was basically lasagna but with eggplant. It seemed like it took forever, and was so much work. It looked great and tasted great but I knew there and then NEVER AGAIN. That was back in 1994 and I haven't tried it since.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/16/2020|
[quote] Trader Joe's brown, cage-free and increased Omega-3 large eggs
Who do I contact to get paid for making statements like this?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/16/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/16/2020|
[quote] that reminds me of the clip of Marcella Hazan being bossy to Martha Stewart on Martha's own show during a cooking segment, lol.
Yeah, turn-about is fair play. That reminds me of the time that Martha was a guest of Julia Child. She was there to demonstrate how to make a holiday croquembouche. They each assembled the cream puffs Into towers, and when Julia was done Martha looked at the finished product and condescendingly commented, “Well, we’ll just say that yours is the [italic] [bold] country [/italic] [/bold] version.”
Such a little bitch. (And I love Martha.).
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/16/2020|
R27, that's funny about the croquembouche. I like Martha, too -- it was just funny seeing her defer to a guest on her show, which is not something I'd ever seen before and probably not something she's used to. The clip used to be on Youtube, but I couldn't find it.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/16/2020|
That lasagna looks delicious. I thought it was interesting that she pulled out the garlic in the end. I don’t eat garlic but I would eat that lasagna. These clips are so much fun to watch. I love the concept. It’s like a form of oral history.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/16/2020|
I want some of that pasta.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Saturday at 4:48 PM|
That Martha and Marcella episode was the best. It was as if Hazan had no idea of who Martha Stewart was nor did she care. She acted as if Martha was just in the way. It was the only time I have ever seen Martha humbled by someone.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Saturday at 4:56 PM|