My second week in Bologna, and I’m really getting into the swing of La Dolce Vita.
Explore, Eat, Exercise, Repeat. All my favourite ‘e’s, performed religiously each day in Bologna, not necessarily in that order.
I even enrolled myself in a couple of cooking classes.
Because you see, in Bologna, this is the done thing – as there are many small family-owned shops where fresh pasta is made daily. And who better to learn from, than the pro’s themselves.
Today we visit a famous pastificio in Bologna, and meet Monica, who has been making pasta for years, and she shows us how to make pasta fresca, starting with the dough. She combines flour and fresh eggs, kneading the dough on a floured table—if you’ve never made pasta, you can learn how to mound the flour and whisk in the eggs like an expert.