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Exploring pasta making with chef Missy Robbins, and a local pasta shop where everyone belongs

Chef Missy Robbins prepares pasta by hand in her kitchen.
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From the book Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy's Greatest Food by Missy Robbins and Talia Baiocchi
For chef Missy Robbins, making pasta by hand is her "happy place."

We’re celebrating the craft of pasta making this week on Seasoned. We talk with chef Missy Robbins about her new book, Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy’s Greatest Food with Recipes. And, we visit the New England Pasta Company in Avon, an inclusive workplace where the motto is “everyone belongs.” Plus, we talk with the chef who became famous on TikTok for making fresh pasta dough by hand in unexpected places. His videos are mesmerizing.

This show was produced by Robyn Doyon-Aitken and Catie Talarski.

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Featured Recipes:
Fresh Egg Pasta Dough + Extruded Pasta Dough
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Spinach and Ricotta Filled Tortelli with Brown Butter and Ricotta Salata
Rigatoni Diavola

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Kim and Scott Morrison, pictured with daughters Mollie (left) and Megan (center) own New England Pasta Company and Beanz & Co. in Avon, Conn.
Chef Ryan Peters prepares pasta dough for a football game at West Virginia University
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Chef Ryan Peters prepares pasta dough for a football game at West Virginia University

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Robyn is the senior producer of 'Seasoned,' a show celebrating food and farms. She's food-obsessed, loves to bake, and constantly thinks about people in the food world, both nationally and locally, who have compelling stories to tell about food.
Co-Host of Seasoned and Host of Restaurant Road Trip.
Marysol Castro, co-host of Seasoned from 2020 to 2022.
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