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Peter Gormond is a man who thought he had everything – until he got a pasta maker.

Since that day last autumn, the 28-year-old panel beater turned his back on the traditional, dry pasta that the working class enjoys.

He’s a fresh pasta boy now.

Somehow, Peter finds time to make pasta each time he eats it. Sometimes two or three times a week.

The directionless real estate agent spoke to The Advocate a short time ago about why he makes his own pasta.

“I don’t really have a job at the moment that takes up all my time, so I’ve got lots of it left over at the end of the day,” he said.

“So yeah, I started making my own pasta because it keeps me doing something. Takes my mind off how unrewarding my life is,”

“But the pasta is only one part of a pasta dish. Despite taking the time to make my own fucking fettuccine, I just dump a jar of bargain bin Dolmio sauce over it. Pretty good metaphor for my life right now. Ying and yang type shit, man.”

In addition to making his own pastas, Peter also revealed he’s been light-heartedly browsing the internet for a cheap breadmaker.

However, he’s on the fence for the time being.

“I don’t know about making my own bread,” he said.

“It looks quite hard and easy to fuck up. Just like life.”

More to come.



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