How would you like to roll up your sleeves and make some magic with flour and eggs?
On Sunday, September 9, I’ll be teaching a Master Pasta Class at the D.C. home of my friend Cathy Barrow (a.k.a. Mrs Wheelbarrow). This is a special 4-hour class in which we will be making three fresh pasta recipes from The Glorious Pasta of Italy:
* Pappardelle alla Boscaiola
* Candy-Wrapped Tortelli with Rainbow Chard and Ricotta
* Spinach Codette with Sausage and Peas
The aim of this class is to go a step (or two) beyond basic pasta-making ~ though first-time pasta makers are also welcome! I’ll be teaching techniques for rolling out, cutting, and shaping fresh egg noodles by hand. We’ll practice making a variety of shapes, both traditional and whimsical, with a focus on the three listed above. We’ll also make sauces to go with each of those shapes. And, of course, we’ll enjoy the fruits of our labor with a glass (or two) of vino.
The fee for this class is $150 and participation is limited to six students. There are a couple of spots left, so if you are in the D.C. area and would like to take your pasta-making skills to the next level (or if you are an ambitious first-time pasta maker!) please head over Cathy’s site to learn more. To register, email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email me at email@example.com and I will forward it on to her.
Speaking of Glorious Pasta, I’m happy to share with you that the book was recently named one of the best single-subject cookbooks of the last 25 years by the editors of Cooking Light magazine. This is an unexpected honor and I am thrilled, to say the least! They have put up a list of their favorites on their web site. There are some delicious titles, so I hope you’ll check it out.