Ever wonder why pasta gets short shrift from some foodies? At Cook Street, we’re out to rectify that misunderstanding with Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!, a class devoted to the delicious noodles in all their amazing variations. Get excited about this Saturday’s class with these pasta facts:
- Pasta’s one of the world’s oldest foods. In fact, historians estimate it was eaten as far back as 5,000 B.C.!
- A piece of pasta has to contain egg to be considered a noodle.
- There are more than 600 pasta shapes in all, and the average American eats 15.5 pound per year.
- Thomas Jefferson is credited with bringing the first pasta machine to the United States. He brought a “Maccaroni” machine home from France in 1789.
- October is National Pasta Month.
- Some pasta varieties have truly poetic names. Fettuccine means ribbons; stelline means little stars; and capelli d’angelo means angel’s hair.
Join us for Pasta, Pasta, Pasta! this Saturday and leave knowing how to make Classic Pasta Carbonara; Penne with Sausage, Tomato, and Roasted Garlic; and Chocolate Pasta with Raspberry Sauce. We provide the paired wines and hands-on instruction, you get pasta-making skills to last a lifetime!
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