What I loved the most was helping my mother make gnocchi” says Paola. “It was hypnotizing to watch her make the dough. Her movements were so precise that it looked like she was dancing." Our gnocchi recipe is just one of hundreds that Maria Giovanna hand wrote into two diaries that are now Paola’s most precious treasures and the source of most of Pasta Sisters’ signature dishes.
This story begins in Padova, a small town in Northern Italy, where chef Paola Da Re, her older sisters Luisa and Patrizia, and her brother Carlo used to spend their afternoons helping their mother Maria Giovanna in the kitchen. Cooking and baking was not only Maria Giovanna’s passion, but also her way to spend quality time with her kids by teaching them recipes, sharing the importance of tradition, and encouraging their creativity