Make pasta with a TV pasta expert

  • Learn to make your own pasta by hand

  • Duration icon3 H
    Participants icon2 - 6
    Offered in English, French, Italian
  • Make pasta with a TV pasta expert

  • Learn to make your own pasta by hand

  • Duration icon3 H
    Participants icon2 - 6
    Offered in English, French, Italian
  • Offered in English, French, Italian
  • Meet your host, Silvana L
    Photo of Silvana L

    Ciao! I'm Silvana and I'm a 4th generation artisan pasta maker from Naples. My passion is to teach the dying art of making pasta entirely by hand, saving rare pasta shapes from disappearing and helping pasta lovers to recreate the authentic Italian experience, teaching techniques passed down to me by my family. My grandma has taught me everything I know, started training me when I was a teeny weeny 5-year-old. She's been my only teacher for 17 years, allowing me to earn first hands experience in her small pasta factory. In July 2017 I featured on BBC2's "Inside the Factory" as a pasta expert.

  • What you will see and do

    Learn the dying art of making pasta entirely by hand and enjoy a truly unique experience in a relaxed, homely atmosphere, where you'll learn all there is to know about pasta and will create some of the most unusual and beautiful pasta shapes, traditional in Italy but virtually unknown in the UK.
    Each month there is a new pasta to learn, new flours and flavours to explore.

    A brief introduction to the history of pasta and why there are 2 ways of making pasta (egg and egg-free)
    Learn to mix different flours (according to the pasta of the month) and other ingredients, the best ways of kneading, and all the secrets to obtaining the perfect dough
    As the dough proof, you'll learn what to look for when buying pasta in supermarkets
    Cooking demonstration of the sauce that will be served with the pasta
    Handle, pull, and fold the dough to obtain the pasta shape of the month (no machine used)
    The best cooking technique for the perfect pasta al dente
    Enjoy the delicious fruits of your labour together with the other guests, Italian style.
    All equipment (minus an apron) and ingredients provided

  • Included iconWhat's included

    At the end of the workshop, you will cook and enjoy the pasta you made, with a homemade sauce , Italian coffee (espresso) and tea, Gluten-free homemade biscuits or chocolate
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Wine and alcoholic beverages are not included
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • Look for a small light blue terraced cottage with a white door.

  • 1 review

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    January 2019

    We enjoyed it a lot, Silvana's knowledge is impressive and she gave us exhaustive answers to every questions (a lot 😁) we made her! Thank you!!!!

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