The price of pasta is set to rise by as much as 50% due to disastrous growing conditions. Maybe it’s time to start making your own at home? Here’s how.
With Canada, the world’s biggest producer of durum wheat, suffering record high temperatures and drought this summer, the price of pasta’s key ingredient has risen as much as 90%. This, together with supply chain issues and increased import/export prices, means that the cost will be passed on to the customer, and that pasta will cost a lot more. It also means your choice of pasta will be limited.
Although dried 'packet pasta' is a great staple to have in your pantry, it’s not the real thing, and there is simply no comparison to the pasta you make with your own hands. Making traditional Italian pasta in your own kitchen is surprisingly easy to do, and involves just a little bit of time, some simple, good-quality ingredients, and a little bit of foresight. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll look forward to planning your meals with your own homemade pasta and even get the whole family involved in making it.
Fine Dining Lovers has all you need to know about making your own pasta at home - from spaghetti to orecchiette and everything in between - as well as plenty of traditional Italian pasta sauce recipes to make the most of serving them.
Learn from the Simili Sisters
Over a decade ago, Fine Dining Lovers worked with the world-renowned pasta experts to produce a classic series of video tutorials on how to make your own pasta at home. These wonderful women have the definitive methods and generously share with us their years of experience in making pasta of all kinds, Have a look at the video series below for the ultimate masterclass in homemade pasta.
How to make Pasta by Sorelle Simili
Homemade pasta 101 - all you need to know to get started in making your fresh pasta egg dough, from the real experts.
How to make Tagliatelle by Sorelle Simili
How to turn your rolled pasta dough into tagliatelle, with the Italian Simili sisters.
How to make Gnocchi by Sorelle Simili
Use up your leftover potatoes with this brilliant gnocchi recipe from the Simili sisters.
Fresh Pasta Recipe - ChefSteps
The ever-reliable crew at ChefsSteps have produced this slick video tutorial that shows you how to get started making your own pasta. Take just a few minutes to watch it.
Perfect Pasta Dough with Gennaro
Italian chef and mentor to Jamie Oliver, Gennaro Contado shows us his method for getting homemade pasta dough just right.
How to Make 29 Handmade Pasta Shapes With 4 Types of Dough
Now that you've got the dough down, learn how to make 29 different shapes with it.
Here are all the pasta recipes that featured in Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy the hit CNN show that saw the US actor travel up and down Italy in search of authentic food. Now you've got your dough and your shapes mastered, have a go at these easy and delicious sauces from the Italian food tradition.