Three weeks ago, we attended a “hands in” pasta making demonstration that the local hospital was doing for their employees. The chef did not use the machines that
I am so fond of. Instead, his tools were his hands and a rolling pin. Each attendee was given six eggs and plenty of flour and as the chef progressed with his instruction the attendees progressed with making the area look like we forgot what the table is for.
Here, two attendees show off their sticky fingers. On the left is one known to some of you as “Linda”, others know her as “MrsMike” and I call her, “Yes,dear”.
To her left is one of her co-workers, Linda.
At any demonstration where friends are gathered, there will be some antics. The gentleman is ma. As we left home, I was told to behave. Here's the evidence that
The chef prepared two recipes for the linguini, Kalamata Olives and Roasted Tomatoes Sauce that his wife made for his demonstration and Alfredo Sauce that he made
right there using some of the pasta water.
The other pasta was Ravioli.
He simply placed a sheet of dough over a muffin pan and t each muffin place he pressed an indentation. He then filled each indentation with Ricotta, egg washed the dough, placed a second sheet of dough over the top, pressed the dough around each filling
and cut it apart with a pizza cutter. I would use a mini muffin pan to make smaller ravioli to make them easier to eat. The larger ravioli would make a better presentation, though.
Each attendee of the demonstration left with good feelings about attending another demonstration by this chef. Yes dear and I are certainly looking for it.
Our kitchen makeover is going to happen in late summer or early fall. Our plans are on paper and the only thing in the way is scheduling. The crew is coming in
from Columbus, Ohio so they have to fit it into their lives, as well. There are highly skilled craftsmen in our area that could do it but this crew is special because they are our son’s crew and we have seen lots of their work. Plus, they have done work in
this area and have received high praises for their talents.