Frankie G Pastaio
I grew up in an Italian-American house. Pasta was usually dry (pastaciutta), and coated with red sauce, with the occasional fresh pesto, or al' oilio was served from time-to-time. I remember when I was a teen and I began to pay attention to my Sicilian grandmother, Agatha. My options of pasta at her home became endless.
When I started to prepare pasta meals for my family I tried to keep in mind what Agatha had taught me. Variety. Pasta with sauces, olive-oil based pastas with vegetables, meats, fish... short pasta, long pasta, pastas in soups, baked in the oven (al' forno)... it became a way of life.
As a huge fan of dry pasta, I rarely (and happily) ever strayed from packages of DeCecco or Rustichella D' Abruzzo. Then, there came the art of pasta fatto mano (pasta made by hand). Some delicate, some chewy. There's long, short, folded, stuffed... Gnocchi, ravioli, timpano... I could go on and on. Making pasta by hand is a wonderful art and so special when it results in a delicious meal for my family and friends. It's like play-dough for Italians. (except we can eat it!)
In my pasta classes you'll taste the difference. You'll learn to cook some delicious, rustic Italian recipes. More importantly, you will learn the basic skill and foundation to create spontaneous pasta meals packed with flavor and authenticity.
All classes take place in your kitchen!
Classes are designed to teach you the pasta dishes that you want to learn, and the pasta you want to eat! Frankie G customizes each class specifically to the desires of the participants. All classes take place in your home and best of all, we clean up
Learn to make classics like sange inncannulate, ravioli, gnocchi, farfalle, cavatelli, pappardelle, and corzetti just to name a few. We can make fresh pasta together and hand-roll it with a traditional mattarella, or p we can create amazing dishes from dried pasta, all in your kitchen in a fun and delicious atmosphere.... and we clean up too!
CLASSES ARE DELICIOUS
Classes are designed to teach you the pasta dishes that you want to learn, and that you want to eat! Frankie G customizes each class specifically to the desires of the participants. You'll receive hands-on instruction to create mouth-watering dishes for your family and friends.
Frank Giovanni is the quintessential master Italian chef. The quality of his cooking instruction is met only by his exuberance for the fresh ingredients that go into his dishes. He teaches fine Italian cooking by technique in such a fun and understandable way that our eleven year old grandson now makes killer homemade Cavatelli and sauces! If you love Italian food Frank’s classes are mandatory. You will acquire cooking skills and a full belly and have an incredible experience. Frank definitely left us sated with satisfied smiles on our faces.
Mangia bene! – R. Davis”