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Friday, 10 August 2018

Who in their...

right mind makes their own pasta.
I am a chef/cook and wouldn’t for one second contemplate making it!
I read in today’s paper that Italian nonna are a huge hit on the television making pasta.
My only, never to be repeated experience was to an Italian matriarch in St Leonard’s.
She kneaded the pasta with the air of the Boston strangler.
It seemed to take forever, all the while notching up the fear.  The rolling pin was brandished like a sabre.  I fully expected her to turn to the fridge and get out a horse’s head to make the sauce.



Relief flooded over me as I scuttled to the car.
‘I got away!’
I roared off, all the while thinking life is too blooming short to make your own pasta.
Scarred for life by fettuccine.
Call me a wimp I don’t care.
Added to which the Italians make some belissimo dried pasta.

They have been doing it for thousands of years, why would I want to compete?


8 comments:

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    1. Life is too short to stuff a mushroom, or whatever it was that Shirley Conran was talking about stuffing?

      LX

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  2. I have never attempted this and don't intend to start now. I actually prefer dried pasta to the fresh pasta available in the supermarkets, especially as I don't like 'filled' pasta, I prefer simply spaghetti or penne.
    Margaret P

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    1. I completely agree Margaret, add your your own sauce to the dried pasta...
      what better?

      LX

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  3. I'm going to look very silly now but I do sometimes. It's fun and I think it tastes delicious. It does take time though.
    xx

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    1. Why silly Joy? In this life do what gives you pleasure with the added frisson of deliciousness, what is there not to like?

      LX

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  4. Yeah, by now, they have "a lock" on it.

    I can't imagine doing it myself, either.

    But maybe, it helps to be Italian...

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    1. In the back of the kitchen cupboards across the land there languishes many a pasta machine...

      LX

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