Thursday, October 6, 2011

making pasta

Twice this week I found myself at The Pantry; last night, for a pasta making class. It exemplified everything I love about cooking – the tactile, the sensory, the creative. And it was surprisingly fun, cranking that handle on the pasta machine.

We made lemon and goat cheese ravioli with pink peppercorns, arugula fettuccine with bacon, jalapenos and roasted tomatoes, and potato gnocchi with roasted cauliflower and blue cheese. And then we sat down and ate it.

13 comments:

Jess said...

My kids love when I bring out the pasta maker! It doesn't seem like home-made noodles could be that much better than store-bought, but they are!
The Pantry looks wonderful! Oh to live in Seattle!

Purple Flowers said...

I'm glad you used your creative outlet. I've been thinking about your Grandmother. Even though I don't know you personally, I have a strong feeling you are very much like her.

gia said...

Now on my list of things I want to do. That looks really wonderful.

Vanessa said...

I'm so jealous! I've always wanted to learn to make pasta, but it's so intimidating. Maybe a class is the way to get off on the right foot?
Looks like fun :-)

betsy said...

what a fun evening! and yum!

un arc-en-ciel dans le lavabo said...

I'm glad you had this scheduled, to keep your mind busy with some happier thoughts. I can't do wheat, as you may remember but this recipe sounds so delicious to me, and no wonder you have enjoyed yourself.
hugs x

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

What a lovely way to spend an evening.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun class. Out of curiousity, which pasta was your favorite? I took a class at the FCI in nyc recently and am now looking for new pasta recipes to try. The variety is endless!

likeschocolate said...

Yummy!

Francesca said...

what a wonderful post. time to get my pasta machine out again.

Tammie said...

love these pictures.. inspirational as always.

Noreen Sullivan said...

I'm glad you had this adventure before the funeral. It looks long, involved, and delicious.
The real dough.

So sorry for your loss.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you, friends.

My favorite - by far! - was the lemon and goat cheese ravioli. Incredible dish.