Fresh Pasta 101 will allow participants to learn the recipes and methods for making delicious fresh pasta in their own homes. The class will include a short discussion of the role of pasta in Italian cuisine, how to prepare one versatile dough, shaping techniques, as well as cooking tips and demos. Participants will make and taste several types of pasta dishes and will leave with a bundle of pasta of their own!
6:30 PM – START OF CLASS
LECTURE: Role of pasta in Italian cuisine, quality and types of ingredients, tools required, and recipe proportions
HANDS-ON: Dough recipe that can be used to make several types of pasta
HANDS-ON: Kneading and resting
DEMO: Sauce types, preparation, and pairing
7:15 PM – ANTIPASTO
HANDS-ON: Three shapes (long, short, and stuffed)
DEMO: Cooking fresh pasta and preparing a ‘pasta asciutta’
8:15 PM – PASTA TASTING & END OF CLASS
Christopher Terpstra of Alimentari, a budding Toronto-based fresh pasta company, learned the craft of making pasta while living and working in Italy. He uses traditional Italian tools and techniques for making pasta but looks locally for his ingredients. Christopher and his wife, Sarah, strive to make the most delicious fresh pastas, with the highest quality Ontario flours and eggs, in a variety of unique shapes. Pasta by Alimentari is coming soon to stores throughout Toronto!
Every Monday, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.