Upcoming Public Hands-On Pasta Classes
Jan 5, 2018- Heirloom Cookshop, Snoqualmie, WA
Join us for a colorful evening of pasta making with Linda Miller Nicholson, better known as saltyseattle. We will begin the workshop by making 6 different colors of dough, and this will become our palette to create a rainbow of pastabilities. Each dough color is made from vegetables, herbs, and superfoods, not artificial dyes. While our dough is resting, we will enjoy a delicious meal of Golden Milk Ragu with Pappardelle, along with a glass of wine to fortify us for the evening ahead. After dinner, we will jump into our first shape- two-tone farfalle, or bow ties, as they are sometimes called.
After we’ve mastered farfalle, we will learn to make a special Piedmontese filled pasta called agnolotti. The agnolotti will feature a striped pattern, and participants can choose between a meat or cheese filling. Throughout the evening, Linda will demonstrate techniques for making various patterns and shapes of pasta, and participants will have the freedom to delve deep into the two shapes and patterns detailed above, or make a fewer number of a wider variety of shapes and patterns. Participants will take home all of the pasta they create, as well as 6 dough recipes, and instructions for how to cook the pasta.
To register, go here, scroll to @saltyseattle's pasta art class, and click "register."
Custom Private Workshops
In addition to offering larger quarterly pasta classes, I have a custom option for those looking for an especially tailored experience. These in-depth workshops begin at 11am and wrap around 3:30.
Here’s the timeline:
11:00-12:30 Welcome antipasto and beverage, sheet and cut the pasta we will eat for lunch, make two different colors of pasta dough (additional colors already made), prepare filling for stuffed pasta
12:30-1:15 Enjoy pasta and a glass of wine for lunch. Learn tips and tricks for how to prepare pasta properly, and how to pair it with sauce. This is a great time to ask questions and take notes!
1:15-3:30 Let’s get down to brass tacks. We will make at least 3 different shapes of pasta, all featuring different colors and patterns. The specific shapes we will learn are customizable to your preferences, but generally include at least one filled pasta such as ravioli, and two unfilled pastas, such as pappardelle and garganelli. Ahead of time, we can discuss what you want to learn, and tailor the pasta shapes to your preferences. Egg yolk-filled raviolone, anolini, agnolotti, farfalle, pappardelle, garganelli, ingannapreti, and caramelle are all solid, popular choices.
You will take home all the pasta you create, so consider your dinner (and probably lunch the next day!) covered. These pasta workshops are hosted in my home pasta studio, located 30 minutes E of downtown Seattle. The price for 2 people is $600, with the option to add a third person for an additional $200. Because this is designed to be an intimate, exclusive experience, I cannot accommodate more than 3 people without detracting from your ability to participate and learn.
I am more than happy to welcome vegetarians, but due to the nature of pasta (flour and eggs), this workshop is not ideal for celiac sufferers or vegans.