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Pasta Making at the Enrica Rocca London Cooking School

Join a pasta making class and find out just how easy it is to make fresh pasta when you know how! These classes will teach you everything you need to go about making and cooking your own pasta at home – including delicious sauces to go with it.If the closest you get to making pasta is boiling up spaghetti to go with your bolognaise sauce you so need this pasta making class in your life. It’ll open up a whole new world to you as you delve into Italy’s other national dish (alongside pizza!) – pasta. Anyone who’s ever been to an Italian delicatessen or supermarket will know there are rows and rows of pasta on offer including freshly made whereas in this country we’re more used to seeing dried pasta. This course will show you how to make fresh pasta which tastes so much different to dried. There’s a place for both though in the Italian kitchen so you’ll also be learning about and making sauces that go with fresh and dried pastas not forgetting the wine that goes with them too!But back to the fresh pasta making. The key to it all is the ingredients. Your hosts will tell you all about the different wheats that are used whether eggs are added and of course the best techniques for making your shapes. It’s pretty much an art-form in Italy especially when delicate forms are entirely produced by hand. To master it and be able to produce decent quantities of hand-crafted pasta takes a lifetime. You might be a lot slower during your class but you’ll make enough to cook up several tasty Italian dishes including delicious filled pasta such as ravioli and tortellini.As we mentioned sauces are really important too. Both the shape of the pasta and the sauces are very much regional in Italy so through these classes you’ll discover what the classic combinations of pasta to sauce are – and make them. From scratch. There’ll be no opening a jar of Sacla at these classes!So if you love pasta but struggle to know your penne from your linguine this pasta making class is for you. It takes place at the Enrica Rocca Italian Cookery School in London’s trendy and very cosmopolitan Notting Hill and is sure to inspire you into making your own fresh pasta once you get back home!

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