Sunday, October 30, 2011

Silent Sunday - Watching a Pastaio at Work

I had such a great experience learning how to make gnocchi with Mike Easton of Il Corvo Pasta; not just because I learned how to make a dish that will become a part of my culinary repertoire, but because I had the opportunity to watch a craftsman at work.

After my gnocchi lesson was done, Mike let me hang out and watch him make the pasta for that day’s lunch service.

Not to be sappy, but there were moments when I felt like I was watching a graceful man lead his lady around the dance floor; sliding back and forth on the flour-dusted floor, easing the two simple ingredients of flour and egg into delicate blond strands of pasta.

Very cool.


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