This Italian Grandma Is Hosting a Virtual Class to Teach You How to Make Pasta

No need for a trip to the grocery store. You can learn how to make authentic Italian pasta, courtesy of Nonna herself!

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Right now, everyone’s doing their part to cheer people up. From decorating the house with Christmas lights to delivering food, we’re all doing our best. Nonna is helping, too—she’s teaching us to make pasta instead of buying it.

Who in the World Is This Nonna?

The pasta-making class, Nonna Live, is taught by an actual Italian grandmother, named Nonna Nerina. She usually teaches in-person at an Airbnb Experience just outside Rome. That experience drops you into a rustic Italian kitchen for two hours to learn three kinds of handmade pasta. However, Airbnb Experiences are paused right now due to coronavirus.

That’s why Nonna Nerina is now teaching through a virtual cooking experience, aka an online class. We love her! By the way, there’s what al dente means.

How to Sign Up

You can cook with Nonna Nerina from the comfort of your own kitchen. Sign up for the livestream for $50, and enjoy learning with your new Italian grandma every weekend. There are weekday classes, too, led by her granddaughter, Chiara Nicolanti. Here’s the lineup:

  • Wednesday 10 a.m. PST // 1 p.m. EST
    • Cooking with Chiara
    • RAVIOLI with Butter Sage Sauce (Vegetarian)
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. PST // 1 p.m. EST
    • Cooking with Chiara
    • GNOCCHI with Pesto (Vegetarian)
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. PST // 1 p.m. EST
    • Cooking with Chiara
    • LASAGNE
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. PST // 1 p.m. EST
    • Cooking with Nonna Nerina!
    • FETTUCCINE with Tomato Sauce (Vegetarian)
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. PST // 1 p.m. EST
    • Cooking with Nonna Nerina!
    • CANNELLONI

A week before the class, you’ll be sent an ingredient list so you can buy all the things you’ll need before attending. If the grocery stores look daunting right now, you can always try grocery delivery. Either way, this class will have you saying molto bene in no time!

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