This YouTube show spotlights the Italian “grannies” still making pasta by hand

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Vicky Bennison is the brains behind the YouTube show Pasta Grannies.” The tradition of handmade pasta is declining in Italy, where Bennison makes her home part of the year. So she decided to start filming the grandmothers who are still painstakingly making pasta by hand. 

Her show has resonated with viewers, to the tune of 400,000 subscribers. Later this month, Bennison will release a cookbook by the same name.

Cesaria making pasta by hand. Photo credit: Emma Lee
The front cover of "Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook: The Secrets of Italy's Best Home Cooks " by Vicky Bennison. Photo credit: Emma Lee



Evan Kleiman