Join our live, online and interactive handmade pasta cooking class!
Making pasta from scratch is not a life saving skill, but it is fun to learn how you make it, understand the ingredients you need, and how using others will give you a different result on your plate.
We will mix, knead, roll and boil handmade pasta.
|Info||Handmade pasta cooking class|
|Date & time||January 23, 2023 |
* 5 pm PT | 8 pm PT
|Type of class||Ingredient in the spotlight: learn a fun skill|
|How||Online cooking class, using Zoom|
Live & interactive
Recording will be available afterwards for 6 days
Why would I make my own pasta?
Because it’s fun!
Because you can decide how you make it yourself.
Because knowing where your food comes from and how it’s being made, will help you respect it’s growers, makers, and help you choose better when you shop for your food.
Because making dough is a great skill to learn, and pasta making is one of the easiest and very forgiving. Although your pasta will get better each time, your first try will surprise you!
Why would I take this class?
If you always wondered how to make your own pasta, this class will be yours to take!
If you don’t have much experience with making dough, this class could be a good start.
If you are wondering what the differences between Asian and Italian noodles are, you’ll get your answers here!
If you want to learn the differences between the many recipes (eggs or not, what flour to use), scroll down and sign up!
What can you expect?
What the Learn to cook without recipes classes make stand out from other cooking classes, is that we won’t be simply following a recipe. Everybody else is already doing that. Instead, we will focus on 1 subject only. That could be a cooking technique, an ingredient, a dish or another theme.
On Monday, January 23rd, 2023 we will dive into making pasta from scratch. We focus on Italian style pasta and talk and knead water/eggs and flour. We will talk about what type of flour you need, if it makes a difference if you use water, eggs or egg yolks. And we experiment with two different methods of pasta making, and comparing their outcome.
Class is open to all dietary preferences, as you can eat the pasta with any sauce you want (make sure you have it prepared, as we don’t have time for that in class). And yes, you can make gluten free pasta too.
We will knead, roll and cut by hand, but if you want to use your machines, that’s fine too.
What you’ll learn
- All about the difference between Asian and Italian noodles.
- If Marco Polo was really the one who introdcued pasta in Italy.
- What the main components of pasta making are.
- How you can take a basic recipe and adjust it to what works best with you.
- How to knead, roll and cut a pappardelle/tagliatelle style pasta by hand.
- What al dente is and why you shouldn’t eat your pasta al dente.
What you’ll need
- A few bowls and spoons
- A scale
- A rolling pin
- Flour, eggs, salt and water
- Full grocery and tools list will be provided after signing up
About your chef
In her cooking classes, chef Edie loves to explain what happens in your pots and pans. In these 1 subject only cooking classes we will dive a bit deeper than just follow a recipe. It won’t be super science-y, but often we will do experiments so you can taste the difference between various methods, cooking techniques or seasonings. All to empower you to get a bit looser with recipes so you can come a more confident and creative cook.
Get in touch with any questions you have.
It’s not possible to sign up for this class anymore. But you can request this class to get back on the calendar, as a private one-on-one class, or a group class with friends and family. Fill out this form to learn more.