Fresh Pasta Spring Style: Ravioli and Tortellini

April 12, 2011 6:30 pm
April 12, 2011 9:30 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President St., Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

Spring is here and so is our craving for lighter pasta fare. Tender greens are emerging from the ground and are calling out to be brought into our kitchens. Spinach, mint, and peas… boy have we missed you! What better medium is there to showcase these babies on our plates than pasta from scratch? Have you ever considered the ravioli or tortellini as something you could just whip up? It’s easier than you think! Add to your repertoire of basic recipes and learn how to make fresh and versatile pasta dough from scratch. Students will walk through each step of making fresh raviolis and tortellinis. You will learn to mix the dough, crank it out, fold it, and seal it without a doubt. After learning these skills, whole new possibilities will open up for entertaining friends and relatives at home. You will look back at those hazy days when ravioli wasn’t a regular guest at your table and think: what did I ever do without you?

Recipes:Fresh Pasta, Spring Pea and Mint Ravioli with Garlic Mint Butter and Pecorino Lemon Zest Shavings, Spinach Ricotta Tortellini with Fresh Tomatoes and Lemon, Gold Beet Goat Cheese Ravioli or Tortellini with Spring Herb Broth.

Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch to create your own spring raviolis and tortellinis!

Nissa Pierson

Nissa Pierson, Managing Director of Ger-Nis International has always loved the art of making homemade pasta at home. Nissa is a world-class traveler and a noted cooking instructor passionate about showing how cooking well is a relatively simple process that takes only enthusiasm and some tid-bits of knowledge. Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics and Fair-trade, she enjoys good conversation and debates, kickboxing, the ocean and surfing, and submerging herself in the food and culture of the world. Contact Nissa

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