Sunday Supper; Fresh Pasta & Sicilian Meatballs

December 10, 2017 2:30 pm
December 10, 2017 4:30 pm
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271 Poplar Rd., Bolinas, CA, United States, 94924

Winter draws us indoors with its cold, harshness and with that we begin to crave the comforts that have blanketed us through our childhoods. Whether or not your Italian all of us have been comforted at some point with big plate of pasta & meatballs. In this class we take comfort a step further and make the dough. There is an innate, visceral pleasure in playing with dough as well as a strong connection that comes from making something as elemental as pasta from scratch, this process is therapeutic and thus giving us great comfort. If you haven’t tried making your own pasta before, perhaps it’s because you don’t have the time; or you don’t have the counter space ; or you’ve simply been seduced by the convenience of store bought pasta. All of these are valid reasons… but not good excuses. In this class, you’ll have the time, the space and the supervision you need to let out your inner Italian! You’ll use natural and fresh ingredients as you learn to mix and knead the dough, roll it into sheets and then you will learn to use modern kitchen gadgets as we run it through the pasta machine to create authentic pasta shapes and cuts. We will also  demonstrate cutting pasta old school style. You’ll also learn the secret to making Sicilian meatballs and sauce as well as one of the richest and heartiest vegetarian sauces.   You will leave knowledgeable and comforted!

Recipes: Home Made Pasta From Scratch  , Sicilian Meatballs, Pumpkin Bolognese (vegetarian)

Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Nothing says comfort quite like pasta & meatballs like learning pasta making from scratch.  Vegetarian sauce included on menu but pasta will have eggs.

Nissa Pierson

Described by many as the master of putting a rugged spin on a gourmet meal, Founder of Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Nissa Pierson, knows what it takes to make good food from scratch. She’s often traveling the world seeking organic & fair-trade fresh herb and produce conversation for her business. An extremist in proving that the art of eating & cooking well is a relatively simple process, Nissa advocates enthusiasm as an essential component to cooking. She enjoys spice (in her food and in her life), good conversation & debates, her dog, the ocean, and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. Contact Nissa