Like so many before us, we were desperate to learn the ways of making various pasta dishes in Italy.
So we found an intimate little class, hosted by the sweetest Italian couple in their own home. We were lucky enough that the class was just us and them… which ended up not only being a cooking class, but a insight to Italian culture as well.
We helped make two pasta dishes, a ravioli and a spaghetti. We began with the ravioli.
While we made the noddles, we talked about Italian culture, American culture, our current travels, and about everything in between.
After making the ravioli, we made the spaghetti noodles from scratch. Creating these little bunches of noodles was so rewarding and fun, much better than dried noodles I’m used to cooking with!
We were treated to some Italian antipasti (appetizers that aren’t pasta lol) before dinner. Most of which we liked… except for the liver. It was pretty hilarious to “seem excited” about that one.
During the entire dinner we truly enjoyed chatting away with our hosts, as they were gracious, open and funny.
This experience was one I’ll never forget.