Leondina Micolucci prepares the dough for meat tortelli in her kitchen in Zattaglia, Italy.

The Italian grandmas going viral with the art of making pasta

Italy’s rich culinary history is gaining new admirers thanks to a group of women, most in their 80s, who make traditional pasta dishes on YouTube. Carrying on a centuries-old custom of using simple ingredients and implements to prepare ‘sfoglie’ from scratch, the ‘Pasta Grannies’ are popularizing a time-honored practice, sharing regional recipes, and enjoying a moment of international acclaim


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