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Cookshop Field Trip: Summertime Pasta Workshop

Cookshop Field Trip: Summertime Pasta Workshop
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Cookshop Field Trip: Summertime Pasta Workshop

Join Leta Norton and Meredith Mortensen for an outing to the farm! We’ll be meeting at The Croft Farm on Sauvie Island for a fun-filled day of pasta making, veggie harvesting , seasonal sauce lessons, and an elegant dinner in the field. We will be sourcing our produce and eggs from right on the farm, and take a tour of the farm in between pasta class and dinner.

What to expect:

  • Class will include all instruction, tools, recipes and ingredients.

  • Each student will enjoy some light nibbles upon arrival, plus sparkling water, and wine or beer during dinner.

  • We’ll be making a dough with eggs and wheat flour.

  • There will be some demo, and lots of time for hands-on pasta shaping.

  • Class will end with a regional Italian meal, including antipasti, salad, pasta and dessert.

  • Each participant will leave with a box of the pasta they made during class.

Date: Saturday 8/10/19

6:00pm - 9:00pm

About Leta:

Leta Norton is a chef, mother, teacher, and pastaio (pasta maker). She discovered her love of pasta as a child over Sunday suppers at her Sicilian great-grandmother’s home. After receiving her BA in education from the University of Portland, she decided to follow her passion for food and cooking and enrolled at the Oregon Culinary Institute. Upon graduating, she took a job as pasta cook at Union Square Cafe in New York, one of the city’s most popular restaurants. There she honed her skills, grew a thicker skin, and continued her passion for pasta. Leta now lives in Portland with her husband and their two energetic boys. She spends her time cooking, eating, traveling, teaching pasta workshops, and preparing pasta from her designer kitchen. You can follow her work, sign up for workshops, and order custom pasta via her Instagram @lemneats.

Croft Farm Photo: Ellie Lillstrom

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