2018 12 21 03 9b1e6540 e6ff 0136 35ae 063bd7b5133d

Pasta e basta!



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An amazing journey through the secrets of Italian traditional pasta making with the best ingredients, traditional techniques and the best tips to prepare the finest fresh pasta from scratch.

Learn the secrets of pasta flour mixes, enjoy creating your pasta dough, stretch the finest pasta sheets to produce different types of pasta using a pasta making machine. In this hands-on class you will learn to make your own beautiful silky pasta sheets for lasagna, tagliolini, fettuccine and pappardelle and how to pair your pasta with the perfect sauce.

We will also make filled pillowy ravioli, smaller tortellini and you will be given tips on how to make different shapes of filled pasta.

This is a beginners’ level workshop with the objective to give you the basic skills for making your own fresh pasta; from selecting ingredients to the correct techniques for mixing, kneading, rolling and using a domestic pasta machine.

You will also be guided on how to make beautiful silky pasta sheets for lasagna, tagliolini, fettuccine, pappardelle and filled pastas. You will also learn the basics for authentic pasta sauces to pair with your pasta.

Please note, this class is not suitable for gluten-intolerant individuals.

Trainer Bio:  Sandra del Greco - La Cucina di Sandra

Born in Italy in Pescara, Abruzzo, and raised amongst strong women who loved to cook fortheir families, I have a passion for cooking developed from a very early age. My passion for cooking was a hobby but cooking Italian food remained a dream as I had no family here to learn from, I had no recipes and no one who could teach me how to cook the dishes I grew up with.

Establishing my business and starting the cooking classes has been the realization of a lifelong dream.
What I wanted to achieve is create an environment where people would be able to learn to cook the Italian food I never had access to. I could never find anywhere where I could learn how to cook Italian food, every other cuisine I could learn but not the Italian food I wanted to cook.  Over the last 20 years I have indulged this passion, spending hours in my Zia’s kitchen in Italy, collecting hundreds of recipes from Italian friends and family, embarking on a 2
months food pilgrimage throughout Italy, and growing my collection of cookbooks! More than 500!

I opened ‘La Cucina di Sandra’ in 2014 turning a lifelong dream and passion into reality. I offer the best cooking classes and show people a type of Italian food they have never seen before. My cooking classes are about the diversity of Italian cuisine, the food of 20 regions in Italy, which equates to the same number of cuisines.

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What you will learn
  • How to make fresh pasta from scratch in a variety of forms
  • Use traditional pasta machines to roll and cut pasta
  • Learn the basics for authentic pasta sauces to pair with your pasta
What you will get
  • Lunch of pasta made by your efforts
  • The pasta you make on the day
  • Handout covering the techniques covered in the workshop

What to bring
  • Apron
  • Large trays or containers to take home finished pasta
  • Your own pasta making machine and pasta making tools if you have them
What to wear

Casual. long hair tied back, closed toe footwear

Appropriate for

Those interested in learning how to make their own pasta



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