L'Ingegno in Cucina - The Ingenious Cook, Viola Buitoni, wants to teach you how pasta will help you make delicious food without wasting food or penny. During each of these 3-hour hands-on cooking classes you will learn basic "template" recipes and ideas for how to spruce them up with whatever delightful dribs and drabs you have in your pantry and fridge.
Questionable vegetable remnants? Just a couple of beans? Some, but not much, tomato sauce? That's all you need to put a fabulous dinner on the table when you know how to cook pasta right!
May 20: Dry Pasta During this class you will learn about different pasta cuts and their uses; what to look for in a pasta; basic technique; all about regionality; and how to make basic sughi (sauces). And of course, you will learn all about our favorite: leftovers!
June 3: Fresh Pasta In our second class, we will revisit regionality and you will make 3-4 different doughs and the appropriate sauces for each.
Each class will conclude with eating and conversation.