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Nonna Nerina is ready to transform you into a fettuccine and cannelloni whiz. During the week, her granddaughter has you covered with ravioli, gnocchi and lasagne.

 

Pasta is good in the best of times. In the worst of times, it’s tantamount to a seriously good hug. And there are plenty of reasons to make it from scratch at the moment. The mass-made stuff is sold out at the supermarkets. You’ve got more time at home than you’ve ever had before. It’ll take you away from your phone or the TV for at least an hour or two, which is seriously important for your mental health right now.

And there’s an 84-year-old nonna in a town outside Rome who’s going to teach you how to do it using generations-old recipes.

Nonna Nerina usually hosts pasta-cooking classes in real life, but the coronavirus containment measures in Italy – the current epicentre of the pandemic, where lockdown measures are far more draconian than Singapore’s – mean she’s had to put that on hold. In the meantime, she’s live-streaming classes on Saturdays and Sundays.

This weekend, she’ll be guiding participants through fettucine with tomato sauce on Saturday, and cannelloni on Sunday.

The catch? The classes are happening at either 4am (gosh) or 12 Midnight (doable) Singapore time. So, nab a Midnight spot fast (her classes are sold out until mid-April 2020) or prepare to join the insomniacs in the early, early hours at 4am.

This dynamic combo of Nonna (which means Grandma!) Nerina and Nipote (granddaughter) Chiara will walk you through an amazing experience in the comfort of your own home with recipes from their own family that go back more than 100 years!

During the week Nonna Nerina’s granddaughter Chiara hosts the classes. This week, she’s teachings students how to make ravioli with butter-sage sauce, gnocchi with pesto, and lasagne.

You’ll be sent a list of ingredients and required cooking utensils at least a week before your class.

Classes are US$50 (AU$83.60).

nonnalive.com

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Richard
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31 March 2020
This is just awesome. Loved the video and boy do I miss Italy!
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27 March 2020
Meet Nonna Nerina, a 83 year old Italian grandma who opens her kitchen to teach handmade pasta recipes to travelers. Cooking with Nonna Nerina has become such a popular cooking class in Rome that it is growing with more nonnas around Italy wanting to teach authentic Italian handmade pasta to travelers. Location: Palombara Sabina, its a cute Italian medieval town located on a hilltop, about a 30 minute train ride from Central #Rome #Italy #PalombaraSabina
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