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    Knife Skills

    Before you can cook you must learn how to use a knife. It is the important skill to have in the kitchen before heading to the stove. This introductory class will have you slicing and dicing like a pro in no time! You'll cover everything from the essential knives to use and how to properly hold them for efficiency, speed and safety, to the differences between sharpening and honing. You will also learn how to get the pungent garlic smell off your fingers. To put everything in perspective, you'll have the opportunity to test your skills by preparing Gazpacho and a fruit salad. What are you waiting for? Chop, chop!
    Knife Skills

    85 MacDougal St, New York

    • Learn which knives are essential to own
    • Understand how to hold the knife for efficiency, speed and safety
    • Discover the difference between sharpening and honing
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    52 positive reviews
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    Pasta 101

    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
    • 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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    87 positive reviews

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