This is an ugly duckling story.
I do not mean to say that the ugly little duck turns into a swan. That's a fairy tale. And this?
This is a really, really ugly mound of potato.
The October issue of Gourmet arrives with promises, promises (with photos!) I don't know if it can keep, the kind that compel the easily distracted into their first attempt at making pasta from scratch.
Fairy princess had her doubts.
She wasn't willing to trade her magic wand for a cookie, so we got this.
Not bad, definitely not glorious, but a decent first attempt. Oh, but you know what is glorious? Pan fried sage on homemade pasta. Try it. You will thank me. She will, too. Or turn you into Dora with her magic wand. I can't make any promises.