by Nicki Wood
For people who love to cook, there's hardly a more pleasurable evening than a gathering of food-centric people in the kitchen. And wine. Two Bites commenters whose sweet-n-salty words keep us reading are offering just such an evening with their Cucina Cooking Schoolhouse. On Nov. 10 (with a repeat Nov. 12), cook eat FRET blogger, Claudia Young and former Marché pastry apprentice, Italian professor and frequent traveler to Italy, Joy Ramirez of JoyCooks will teach a pasta-making class in the fabulous cook eat FRET kitchen. With wine.
Each night eight fortunate students will crank out pasta sheets for pumpkin tortellini, dice pancetta for bucatini all'amatriciana and learn the delicate art of handling handmade fettuccine for Fettuccine with Oyster Mushrooms—a beloved Mario Batali dish. And did we mention the wine?
The classes are small, and three hours long, so there should be plenty of hands-on experience. The price is right, too, compared with institutional classes: $60 for a guaranteed educational good time with great people. And wine. To sign up for the "cooking schoolhouse," email cucinanashville (at) gmail.com. Go on and do it—we're thinking it'll be a great night. And anyone who can pull off homemade pasta? Their stock immediately goes way up, which would be useful about right now.