I've been wanting to do this for a while - make pasta from scratch, like my nonna used to. My nonna had passed on a pasta maker to my big sister, Natalie, and I finally got around to borrowing it.
Okay, my husband, James, is the one who ended up doing the dirty work, but then my brother-in-law is also the head pasta chef in their household. (He even makes chicken tortellini from scratch - jealous!)
Our twin boys, aged two, helped throw the flour around a bit more. And James spoke a lot of 'French' throughout, though making an Italian dish ;) He also complained of a crick in his neck and I said my nonna would have done it all without moaning - he did, however, point out she was half his height and would have been closer to the kitchen bench. Despite James' complaints, he did mumble something about the pasta tasting 'fantastic' once we sat down to eat.
We kept it simple by tossing pesto and parmesan through at the end. For step-by-step instructions on making pasta, visit Recipetips.com.
Would we do it again? Me: yes. James: maybe.
PS. If you happen to be down Seaford way in SA on Thursday night, November 5, I'm doing a library talk and freebie workshop. Would love to see you there x
Finding my inner peasant...