Master Pasta Class in Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen!

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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, or email me at 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.




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13 Responses to Master Pasta Class in Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Kitchen!

  1. Beth (OMG! Yummy) August 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Green with envy and waving hello from CA! Add a video feed or better yet, come to CA and I’ll host u at my house too!

    And a well-earned honor from Cooking Light! Congratulations.

    • Domenica August 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      Wouldn’t that be fun Beth! I’d love it. I may be coming out to the Golden State next year when Glorious Vegetables comes out so let’s keep it in mind! And thank you! Cheers, D

  2. Fr Peter Nassetta August 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    So wish I could come! How about a session with some of your favorite priests down at Fr Chuck’s place at Lake Anna sometime? 🙂

    • Domenica August 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

      I think a session at Fr. Chuck’s place sounds great! We should plan this.

  3. AdriBarr August 18, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    I am with Beth (OMG! Yummy.) I too will be waving from CA. I second her suggestion of a live video feed. And I will take it a step further and suggest adding live chat. We on the west coast would love to participate! Cook along with Domenica!

    • Domenica August 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

      Or, as an alternative, maybe we can plan something for next year when the vegetable book comes out? It’s a good bet that I’ll be coming out West at some point…

  4. janie August 20, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Wish I wasn’t so far away or I’d be there for sure!

    • Domenica August 22, 2012 at 8:55 am #

      And I wish you could be here, Janie.

  5. Frank August 21, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Congratulations on the honor–and well deserved, of course!

    • Domenica August 22, 2012 at 8:56 am #

      Thank you Frank!

  6. Jamie September 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Another jealous one here! I’ll bet the class was sensational and loads of fun and if I had been in the area I would have been there in a flash. And a HUGE congratulation on the honor from Cooking Light! And I totally agree! xo


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