We know what you’re going to say. You’re seeing that gorgeous vampire movie, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and you’re wondering, “How does Robert Pattinson make pasta?” The answer is simple: He doesn’t! At least, not often. In real life, Pattinson is more likely to be found cooking Scottish dishes like haggis or neeps and tatties, or baking English classics like blackberry crumble muffins or little chocolate cakes sprinkled with sea salt. But beyond his comfort in the kitchen, pasta making is something that he views as a skill that he could fall back on if he ever lost his mojo. That is, until now.
Pattinson’s Pasta Making A Comeback
Pattinson has finally found his mojo. The actor has been sporting a full head of hair for the past year, and fans have rejoiced at the sight of him finally letting his hair down. At the same time, he’s been working hard on perfecting his pasta making skills. Pattinson took to Instagram in October 2018 to share the details of his pasta making techniques in a video that has since gone viral.
In the video, which has been viewed over 7 million times, Pattinson demonstrates how to make perfect, tender pasta by using a food processor. He starts by grinding flour into a powder, before adding eggs, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. After mixing the dough, Pattinson presses the pasta through a roller. The result is perfectly even, fettuccine-like strands that are the perfect size for tossing with your favorite sauce or cooking in the water. Finally, he adds a little bit of grated Parmesan cheese as a finishing touch.
The video serves as a testament to the fact that pasta making is one of the most fundamental and basic culinary arts. It doesn’t require any sort of tricky technique or secret ingredient. All it takes is some time and a little bit of practice.
Pasta Is Back
Since its invention over 500 years ago, pasta has been enjoyed by people around the world, and it continues to be popular even today. According to data from the United States Institute of Gastronomy, consumers in the country bought an average of 17.5 pounds of pasta in 2015, an increase of 7% from the year before.
In Europe, household spending on pasta reached £17.5 billion in 2017, and it’s expected to rise by 4% year-on-year, reaching £19 billion in 2018.
Demand for handmade pasta is also on the rise. In the year 2017, there were approximately 3.5 million French households that purchased some form of pasta making equipment, a 13% increase over the previous year.
It’s clear that pasta is here to stay. Like a fine wine, it gets better with age, and the world is due for another resurgence of this versatile and popular food.