You cannot compare fresh pasta you make yourself to the pasta you buy off the shelves. A lot of people are surprised how simple it is to make. Plus you can store it for a month once you dry it. You can cook it in 3 minutes when it’s fresh and once you try fresh there’s simply no turning back, fresh pasta simply rocks! You will need a pasta machine to get perfect pasta, otherwise you can still use a rolling pin and a knife, it will be more rustic but still taste incredible.