Video: Italian Grandmothers Know How To Make Pasta

This weekend I attempted to make orecchiette. I knew there was an old-school Italian Grandmother method of shaping the little ears so I went a-Googling and found this priceless video. You can watch the whole video, Italian commentary and all, below the jump. (Can anyone translate for us?)

I wasn't able to perfect this nonna's way of orecchiette making but I worked around my handicap. I think it might take years of practice. So today's email (have you signed up yet?) is all about making your own pasta. If you haven't tried it yet, now might be the time.

Related: Weekend Project: Make Pasta!

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