How These Cooks Use Prep as a Meditative Practice

Liz Grossman

Too much scrolling on social media is bad for our mental health, but I’m not sure that rule applies to getting lost on the Pasta Grannies Instagram page. Whether it’s watching video clips of 92-year-old Pina calmly rolling chestnut gnocchi, 96-year-old Cesaria twisting and shaping lorighittas, or a group of old friends gathered at a rustic table wrapping garganelli around tapered sticks for a sugo di manzo, the hypnotic movements and calming repetition flowing from...