The Bold Italic: Vintage Pasta Maker + Urban Kitchen Class = Feast

posted Jan 9, 2011, 10:05 PM by Madeleine Morley   [ updated Nov 10, 2011, 10:08 AM by Kateryna Rakowsky ]

By Nicole Grant, January 5, 2011

A few months ago, I was wading through past lives at the Alemany Flea Market inspecting carpets and shimmy shams and bits and baubles and too many vases to count. A severe case of attention deficit disorder set in and we were just about to leave when something sparkled in my mind's eye. In that moment of clairvoyance I noticed a vintage pasta maker that someone's Italian grandmother must have cranked with gusto – just in need of a spit shine.

Admittedly, it's sat very prettily (and dustily) in my kitchen ever since, not being of much use at all. Seems a damn shame, especially since my former Italian roommate made the whole pasta making process look so easy – he would churn out fettuccine just as fast as we could help him eat it. 

In a lucky turn of events, Urban Kitchen's line-up came out yesterday, and I signed up for their Fresh Pasta & Ricotta making class at the Ferry Building. With dough-to-go, I'll have no excuse not to try-this-at-home. Start boiling the water!

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Photo by Yarden Sachs on Flickr