Smashing Pumpkins Ravioli today! This is the HALLOWEEN EXTREME PASTA edition. . I colored the pasta dough with black squid ink, turmeric, and tomato paste to get a little more into the spooky spirit. . The filling is butternut squash puree with ricotta, parmesan, egg, and a dash of nutmeg. . I had to do… Continue reading Smashing Pumpkins Ravioli with Halloween Pasta
Check out @martascooking for an even spookier version with octopus!! . This is the homemade Pici pasta made with black squid ink. It colors the pasta black and gives a faint seafood flavor. . It was fun cooking with Marta for some Halloween fun! Thank you Marta! . Here is my version of this spooky… Continue reading Spoooky Witch’s Pasta with Creepy Crawlies 👻| Halloween Foods
I felt like I went to Italia today. @martascooking taught us how to make Homemade Pici Pasta and Cacio e Pepe sauce from her kitchen in Siena, Italy. It doesn’t get more simple and delicious than this. That’s why I love Italian food! Simple ingredients. “Pici” pasta is the pasta pictured that looks like fat… Continue reading How to make perfect Cacio e pepe with Marta | Tuscan Pici Pasta
This is my favorite dish from Italy, probably because I can only find it in Italy! It comes from the cliffs of Genova, on the north west of Italy. This recipe is thanks to Marta. Find all her recipes at martascookingclasses.com She is an Italian chef and teacher in Sienna, Italy. She knows all the history… Continue reading Homemade Trofie al Pesto by Marta | Recipes in the Quarantine
making Squid ink black pasta The reason I love to make pasta is because of Lidia, my Italian fairy-godmother. This woman lives to cook and feed people. For as long as I can remember as a little girl, my family and I would go to Lidia and Filippo’s house to celebrate Christmas Eve. Italians don’t… Continue reading Why I Am An Italian (Cook)
This recipe was created for my cooking class students in LA. The goal was to make it simple and repeatable. Gnocchi is a bit tricky and you have to add flour just to the point of getting a soft dough, but not too much to make dense balls. This recipe is a good guideline,… Continue reading LA cooking classes: Homemade Gnocchi
A simple recipe for pasta without needing a pasta machine. This is a great class to teach students, or even kids. Making your own homemade pasta is so gratifying and takes less time than you think. Hope you give it a try! Homemade tagliatelle Ingredients 50 grams flour 50 grams fine semolina small pinch salt… Continue reading Los Angeles cooking classes: Homemade Pasta Tagliatelle
Homemade Gnocchi 101 with Fresh Tomato Sauce We had a great class this past weekend, making fresh gnocchi with two sauces, tomato-basil and brown-butter sage. If you want to join the fun in the next one, see details below. Event will take place at the Coral Tree Cafe Beverly Hills 225 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA… Continue reading Upcoming Gnocchi Classes in Beverly Hills!