Pasta shop – Easthorpe Street
Both my Mum and I recall the pasta shop on Easthorpe Street, as it was a treat to get decent, home-made pasta, especially in the early 1990s.
I had left home by then, but on my trips back to Ruddington, I would make sure that I went to the pasta shop, partly for myself and partly for orders for lasagne to take back to friends!
I particularly liked the sweet pasta, eg perhaps strawberry flavoured. Apart from the shop on Easthorpe Street, I have rarely seen sweet pasta sold anywhere since, other than in specialist delicatessens.
I know the shop was only there for a couple of years or so, but my Mum, my friends and myself all enjoyed it while it was there. We certainly remember it, as it was so unusual and to be fair, I have not come across another specialist pasta shop on my travels since.
By Ruth Sharpe