What’s ‘Pasta Grannies’? A Youtube channel celebrating all the amazing Italian grannies out there who REALLY know how homemade pasta should be cooked!
Catch 95 year old Rachele making ‘maccheroni a descita’ in a tiny village in Puglia, let 93 year old Cesaria show you how to wind those lorighittas and learn from the world’s oldest pasta granny how proper lasagne should be baked. Why do we love it? Like our inKERBator stories, it captures the people behind the food and their stories bringing London’s recent pasta craze back to its roots and traditions while shining light on some unforgotten female legend chefs…
The lady behind it? Vicky Bennison, who’s mission is finding women who still make pasta by hand – a tradition that is disappearing in Italy – and celebrating these women and their skills by filming them.
…Reminds us of KERBanist Sophia of Nonna’s Gelato who makes the best scoops in town still using hand-churned secrets from her 88 year old Nonna (four generations below).
SEE HOW THEY ROLL…
95 year old Rachele making maccheroni a descita aka cavatelli in Southern Italy
Oretta making cappelletti for her Christmas lunch.
Cesaria with her finished lorighittas.
Maria and Pepina from Sardinia showing their finished ‘su succu’.
KERB’s TOP TEN PASTA SPOTS IN LONDON:
NO.1: OI SPAGHETTI
They make fresh spaghetti & Tiramisu from a tiny shed in Peckham. They’ve got an open kitchen event happening next weekend; a chance to taste the beautiful simplicity of Oi spaghetti – and talk to the boss Francesco who’ll demonstrate how to make his favourite dish and tell you all about the spaghetti.
2. Ciao Bella is the classic, “a kilo of carbonara on a huge plate and a £10 carafe of wine on the side” – Ian Dodds
3. El Pellicci – over 100 years old and his mamma does a special every day – Tommy Harpin
4. Lina Stores – Ollie Hunter
5. Padella – Hannah Walton
6. Rocca – Elle Castle (pasta fanatic)
7. Forza Win – Elle Castle
8. Trullo – Alison O’Reilly
9. Anima E Cuore – Hannah Searle
10. Ostuni in Queens Park & Highgate – Simon Mitchell