re: “My grandmother’s recipe includes eggs” and “Every pasta recipe I have includes eggs” etc.
Yes, fresh pasta typically includes eggs. But normal, store-bought dried pasta does not include eggs. Check the ingredients.
I think the confusion is that there’s so many different types of pasta, all slightly different. Fresh pasta - the stuff you make at home or shudder buy in packages at the grocery store’s deli case includes eggs. Dried egg pasta includes eggs. But plain ol’ dried pasta - the dry spaghetti, fettucine, linguine that you buy & boil - does not include eggs.
And don’t ask me what those crazy Canucks do. They know enough to call Kraft Dinner “Kraft Dinner” instead of “Macaroni and Cheese”, but then again, they all seem to like Tim Horton’s coffee. You can’t rely on 'em for anything, and obviously their pasta naming conventions are suspect.