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Description

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.

In this 3-hours, hands-on and informal workshops, you'll learn:
A brief introduction to the history of pasta and why there are 2 ways of making pasta (egg and egg-free)
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 proof, you'll learn what to look for when buying pasta in supermarkets
Cooking demonstration of the sauce that will be served with the pasta
Handle, pull, and fold the dough to obtain the pasta shape of the month (no machine used)
The best cooking technique for the perfect pasta al dente
Enjoy the delicious fruits of your labour together with the other guests, Italian style.
All equipment (minus an apron) and ingredients provided


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What you need

Equipment: Wear comfortable clothes, a short sleeved t-shirt, and flat shoes if possible.

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Next class

Saturday 26 January at 15:30 to 18:30

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Find your way there


Windmill Rd, United Kingdom


Ratings & Reviews

5 ( 2)

Make pasta with a TV pasta expert

This is a fantastic pasta making class. Silvana was amazing and really knew her stuff. I am half Italian and she taught me things I never knew about pasta!She was very entertaining and made it a thoroughly interesting and fun evening. At the end you get to eat the dish you have lovingly prepared, and it tasted amazing. Will be re-booking to come back with my family.

Sophia
Been on 1 EmptyChair workshop(s)

Make pasta with a TV pasta expert

Fun class. Now the challenge will be to recreate the same at home! Great time and worth the money.

Nathalie
Been on 2 EmptyChair workshop(s)

The Host


Ciao! I'm Silvana and I'm a 4th generation artisan pasta maker from Naples. My 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 me by my family. My grandma has taught me everything I know, started training me when I was a teeny weeny 5-year-old. She's been my only teacher for 17 years, allowing me to earn first hands experience in her small pasta factory. In July 2017 I featured on BBC2's "Inside the Factory" as a pasta expert.

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