Pasta Grannies

Meet Vicky Bennison, the founder of the Pasta Grannies. While Vicky was researching Italian food for a project, she discovered beautiful nonnas, ranging from the age of 49 through 95 and beyond, who were still creating beautiful hand-made pasta. 

She made it her mission to preserve this dying art with a website and a Youtube channel devoted to teaching these unique dishes with videos. Their introduction video came across my timeline and I had to learn more.

Update: Vicky’s book Pasta Grannies: The Secret’s of Italy’s Best Home Cooks will be published by Hardie Grant on September 17, 2019. You may preorder the US version and the UK version.

While I’m buried in May’s monthly cookbook roundup, I wanted to take a moment and share Vicky’s work with you. I’ve subscribed to the channel and, of course, have already written Vicky in the hopes that she is working on a step-by-step cookbook devoted to these ladies and their unique pasta. While waiting for a response, I came across a post that confirmed a book is in the works. Praise the flour and pass the pasta! Take a look at the incredible blog posts that introduce the dishes demonstrated in the videos. 

Subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow these beautiful women who know more about Italian cooking than some of the finest chefs. 

Vicky, thank you for bringing these wonderful women and their pasta into our kitchens. I am, for one, am grateful that their stories and dishes will be preserved for generations to come. 


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  • MadMom  on  May 22, 2018

    I love the Pasta Grannies! I am a pasta-making Great Grandmother!

  • monicatgood  on  May 22, 2018

    Thank you for posting this! Just this morning a viral video crossed my feed about the Pasta Grannies! I've so long wanted to learn this art. Now I will!
    In fact, I came to the computer to look Vicky up! Thanks for doing the hard work.

  • darcie_b  on  May 22, 2018

    This is one of the most inspiring things I've seen in some time. Subscribing now, and I see a lot more carbs in my future.

  • Roma  on  May 22, 2018

    For those that read Italian there is a book – Le Mani in pasta – available from Amazon It and Mondadori.

  • Jenny  on  May 22, 2018

    Vicky hasn't published a book yet – are you recommending this book Roma?

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