What you will do
3 hour class
Learn the dying art of making pasta entirely by hand and enjoy a truly unique experience in a relaxed, homely atmosphere, where you'll learn all there is to know about pasta and will create some of the most unusual and beautiful pasta shapes, traditional in Italy but virtually unknown in the UK.
Each month there is a new pasta to learn, new flours and flavours to explore (scroll down for 2019 pasta list).
The class will begin with a brief introduction to the history of pasta and why there are 2 ways of making pasta (egg and egg-free). You will then learn to mix different flours (according to the pasta of the month) and other ingredients, the best ways of kneading, and all the secrets to obtaining the perfect dough. As the dough is proofing, you'll learn what to look for when buying pasta in supermarkets.
There will be cooking demonstration of the sauce that will be served with the pasta followed by learning to techniques to handle, pull, and fold the dough to obtain the pasta shape (this class is to make the pasta completely by hand so there will be no machine used!). Finally you'll be taught the best cooking technique for the perfect pasta al dente.
Finish the class by enjoying the delicious fruits of your labour together with the other guests, Italian style.
2019 pasta list (first quarter) January: Culurgiones, a typical pasta from sardinia, filled with potatoes, saffron, cheese, and mint, served with tomato sauce February: Caramelised onion flavoured cappellacci de' briganti, served with ricotta and tomato sauce March: Caramelle pasta, filled with spinach and ricotta, and served with melted butter and sage April: Lemon flavoured strozzapreti, served with creme fraiche and prawns sauce
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
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About your host, The Pasta Artist
Silvana is a 4th generation artisan pasta maker from Naples. Her passion is to teach the dying art of making pasta entirely by hand, saving rare pasta shapes from disappearing and helping pasta lovers to recreate the authentic Italian experience, teaching techniques passed down to her by her family.
Her grandma, Nonna Rosa, has taught her everything she knows, started training her when she was just a teeny weeny 5-year-old. Nonna Rosa's been her only teacher for 17 years, allowing her to earn first hands experience in the small family pasta factory. In July 2017 Silvana featured on BBC2's "Inside the Factory" as a pasta expert.
All equipment (minus an apron) and ingredients provided At the end of the workshop, you will cook and enjoy the pasta you made, with a homemade sauce, Italian Coffee (espresso) and tea and a selection of homemade Italian biscuits and/or cakes!
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.