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    Fresh Pasta Making for Beginners

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    Fresh-made pasta is undoubtedly delicious, but surely it's far too much work for the average home cook... It's actually quite simple to learn! And once you do, you'll be able to enjoy homemade pasta in your own home, any time. This class will teach you how to make delicious pasta from scratch by letting you experiment with an easy egg pasta recipe and learning to knead the dough to perfection. You'll work with a pasta machine to cut beautiful tagliatelle and also create a scrumptious three-cheese ravioli. To top off your pasta creations, you'll learn to prepare two classic sauces: a basil-scented tomato sauce and slowly simmered two-meat ragu. And who could forget about dessert? You'll also use your dough to create a crunchy almond biscotti. Best of all, when the cooking is done, you'll be able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a full sit-down meal!
    Fresh Pasta Making for Beginners

    40 W 39th St, New York

    • Master the essential techniques for making any kind of pasta from scratch
    • Learn an easy egg pasta recipe and how to properly knead the dough
    • Create two types of pasta and learn two different sauces to accompany them
    • Enjoy a full sit-down meal to celebrate your accomplishments
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    7 positive reviews
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    Knife Skills for Couples

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    Knowing how to use knives skillfully is the foundation of all cooking, and doesn't have to be scary or frustrating. Many home and even professional cooks don't always wield a knife correctly, which increases food preparation time and makes the process harder and less safe than it should be. In this indispensable class, you and your partner will learn how to slice, dice, and chop in the safest and most efficient manner as you prepare a menu of: Plantain Chips with Mango-Jalapeno Salsa; Guacamole with Tortilla Chips; and Sangria. Chop Chop!
    Knife Skills for Couples

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn to wield a kitchen knife like a professional at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Prepare a menu of plantain chips with mango-jalapeno salsa; guacamole with tortilla chips; and sangria
    • Relieve yourself of the fear and frustration around knife work
    • Step your culinary game up a few notches and acquire some valuable new skills
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    105 positive reviews
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    Cake Decorating

    Whether you're a baking beginner or an experience dessert guru, you'll find lots to love in this cake decorating class where you get a hands-on role in the instruction. You'll learn the basics of cake decorating in this class: pastry bag assembly, coloring buttercream, leveling, torting, filling, and icing. You'll get to make decorations like rosettes, swirls, shells, and leaves on your cake. At the end of the class, you'll get to take home the cake you've hand-decorated. If you like the taste of sugar, the sight of flour, and the feel of icing, then you'll love this class.
    Cake Decorating

    380 3rd Ave, New York

    • iscover how to make your cakes stylish
    • Learn techniques such as pastry bag assembly, coloring buttercream, torting, and more
    • Make decorations in the shape of rosettes, swirls, shells, and leaves
    • Take the cake you've decorated home along with your new knowledge and sweet memories
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    Pasta 101

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    Learn to cook both fresh and dried pasta, as well as an array of sauces to complement each. You will make fresh pasta dough by hand, in a standing mixer, and in a food processor, then roll, cut, and fill it. On the menu: Spaghetti Carbonara (spaghetti with egg, cheese and bacon); Orecchiette ("little ear" pasta) with Broccoli Rabe and Spicy Sausage; Pappardelle (wide ribbon pasta) with Wild Mushroom Ragu; Ricotta-Filled Ravioli; Cannelloni (baked pasta with veal and bechamel sauce); and other simple sauces including Puttanesca (spicy tomato sauce with olives, capers and anchovies); Cacio e Pepe (pecorino cheese and black pepper); and Pesto Genovese (basil sauce with cheese and pine nuts). Grab your fork -- it's a pasta party!
    Pasta 101

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn to make fresh pasta by hand at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Cook both fresh and dried pasta, with a variety of sauces
    • Practice preparing pasta styles such as pappardelle, ravioli, and cannelloni
    • Step up your brunch game and gain some valuable new skills
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    105 positive reviews
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    The 10 Best Pasta Sauces

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    Tired of the same old marinara and ragu pasta sauces? Who wouldn't be? As pasta can be a go-to weeknight meal or impromptu dinner with friends, it's important that it's not plain and boring. Pasta Rustico Cooking will unveil the secrets of cooking pasta with a variety of fun and delicious sauces! You'll not only learn how to cook pasta, but how to pair different types of pasta with their ideal sauces. Next, you'll be taught how to cook ten flavorful, authentic Italian pasta sauces, such as savory leek cream and walnut-garlic sauce. This hands-on class will make sure to forever change the way you cook and eat on a daily basis!
    The 10 Best Pasta Sauces

    40 W 39th St, New York

    • Prepare 10 different pastas and sauces
    • Uncover the secrets of cooking pasta
    • Learn sauce pairing techniques
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    7 positive reviews

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