Easy as farina e uovo
photos by ERICA FIRPO.
Pasta-tively amazing with Julia Ficara
There is nothing quite like fresh homemade pasta. It’s delicious and soul comforting, but what does it take? For Julia and Pino Ficara, owners of Rome cooking school Grano Farina, pasta making is serious business. And Julia has put in the hours, hundreds if not thousands, to becoming a master dough roller. I join Julia on a Trastevere rooftop to learn her story from training in Bologna to teaching in Rome. Pull up a chair and grab a pen and pencil as Julia shares her one-meter rolling pin stories and more.
“It really doesn’t matter how you get to the end result, as long as you’re happy with it.”
In this episode
- [01:28] Rolling pasta Julia Ficara
- [05:41] Techniques, shapes and more
- [15:11] Grano Farina school
- [21:40] Pasta Grannies and pasta culturea
Julia and husband Pino created Grano Farina for serious lessons in serious cooking. Whether in Rome or not, you can sign up to learn more and for a tasty peek at what they do, please follow them on Instagram @GranoFarina.