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Episode 94: Pasta Grannies with Vicky Bennison

All over Italy, in tiny mountain and seaside villages, elderly women are making pasta by hand, as their mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers did before them.

But with a shrinking world with accessibility to prepackaged food and supermarkets, and an ever-elderly population of nonnas, it's a dying art.

Since 2014, however, Vicky Bennison has taken it upon herself to document it. She launched "Pasta Grannies" on Youtube in 2014 and so far has produced more than 400 episodes to a fan base of more than two million.

In this episode of ExtraVirgin, Natascha Mirosch talks with Vicky, who's just released her second Pasta Grannies cookbook, about what it's like to have access to these wonderful women and document their lives, the pasta (and life!) tips she picked up on the way and more.


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