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Master Your Italian Pasta Making Skills


Article by Cate Marian

Photography by Stock Images + airbnb

There's something so satisfying about fresh, homemade pasta that makes it worth the extra effort. Not only is it lower in calories and carbs, it's also surprisingly easy and fun to make.

These online classes through airbnb will transport you to the motherland for authentic pasta-making experiences where you'll get to explore the kitchens of five families, discover different sauces and flavors, and perfect your technique for creating traditional shapes.

So start rolling out the dough, pour yourself a glass of wine (mandatory), and picture yourself as a chef in the Italian countryside for an evening — without ever leaving home.

Pasta with the Grandmas

"Italy means pastas and ... grandmas! Travel with us across grandma's kitchen around Italy to learn the authentic traditional recipes. There will be five crazy grandmas, five granddaughters and their entire families ready to welcome you in their own home... like you’re there, minus the jet lag!"

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: From $28/person

Luca & Lorenzo, Our Family Pasta Recipe

"We’ll explore the flavors of Italian cuisine during this online and interactive cooking class. Together we will make pasta from scratch as our Nonnas taught to us. You will make the pasta dough, the sheet using the rolling pin and ravioli that we will cook together with butter & sage. We will also teach you how to make three different kinds of long pasta shapes (you can decide which one you prefer to make) and how to stock it in a way where you can cook it whenever you want."

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: From $28/person

The Great Pasta Journey

"Why not take the advantage of being online to travel all over Italy discovering the most iconic or hidden shapes of traditional pasta?! I won’t simply teach you the techniques of making fettuccine, farfalle, fusilli, tagliatelle, spaghetti, orecchiette and many others… but you’ll learn the story, the sauces that you should pair and at the end you’ll be able to choose what to eat."

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: From $28/person