Could I have asked the universe for a trip to Italy and gotten it?
I’d love to know all the places you ate. I keep a running list of restaurants all over the world in case I visit. Must be prepared! 😂
I love magical thinking made real!! This happened to me ages ago--I was desperately wishing to go to Africa and work and garden with children there; I decide to start saying it out loud, instead of just wishing to go. I mentioned this longing at an intimate dinner party the very next week, and by dessert I'd been invited to South Africa--where I was a guest-judge at a stunning game lodge, met Mandela's grandchildren, and cooked and gardened with young children and their mothers in an AIDS hospice. Life changing. Here's to possibilities, and speaking our dreams out loud. And to your first (perfect) pasta! x
I'd love to know where you ate! This was a terrific newsletter--thanks!
Dorie, please give us more handmade pasta recipes. I would also like to read about where you ate in Italy.
You mentioned 'Pasta Grannies' (the cookbook) but have you watched the YouTube videos? They're fantastic -- you see the 'Grannies' making their own contributions to capturing the making of pastas and delicious dishes. Vicky Bennison and her crew have traveled all over Italy -- Marvelous!
I would certainly like to know where you ate...I always like to know where you eat!!
Thanks to you.
I’m in Rome right now and would love to hear your recommendations!!!!
Thank you Dorie for your interesting newsletter. I always enjoy them as I delected in French food and pastries as a student at the Sorbonne. I would like to make fresh pasta using white spelt flour as it is delicious and light in digestion. Any tips?
Re: semolina cake. I recently made the orange semolina loaf cake from Ottolenghi's JERUSALEM cookbook. Wonderful!
Thanks for a great newsletter. I've made pasta, and its so much better homemade!
If you can, would you share the recipe for that cacio e pepe? (amounts, etc).
Yes please! Where you ate would be good to have. And if you have been to Bordeaux recently, good recommendations would be great. I would try them ail when I am there in November. Thank you for a fun, interesting newsletter!
I'm interested she used cold water to make her Cacio e Pepe as I wrote BBC Food's recipe for it and I honestly could not get it to work testing all the different approaches and went with mixing some of the cooking water into the cheese mix instead. I'm starting to think the difference is I was of course using dried rather than fresh homemade pasta, and the starches there make the difference?
I'm like you, I've had a pasta maker for decades, actually, and I've never made pasta. My mom used to make her own egg noodles and ravioli. And she was German/English, not Italian!
I am really interested in your pasta journey. Yes, Please, tell us the places you ate!
Hi Dorie, Thank you for your newsletter. I will be I; Italy beginning June 19th. I would love to know where you ate. Thanks !
Fantastic post. This time next year,you will be a master pasta maker. Always stay as excited as you were when writing these wonderful words.
Just yesterday my son asked me what happened to our pasta roller - used once and then hidden away since my only experience with it was messy, time consuming and stodgy, but you have just inspired me to give it another go. Grazia Dorie! xx
PS In other news, I'm making danishes today.