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NEXTGen Detroit and Hillel of Metro Detroit Present

Shavuot Fresh Pasta Making

  • Virtual Event
  • Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30 pm

May 27, 2020 @ 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Join NEXTGen Detroit and Hillel of Metro Detroit for a virtual evening of fresh made pasta and some enlightening facts about the upcoming holiday Shavuot. We will be joined by professional pasta chef Meryl Feinstein from Pasta Social Club and the amazing Rabbi Ariana Silverman from the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. Also provided will be a delicious cheese sauce recipe to prepare outside of the session to go with your fresh pasta and holiday festivities, as well as a red sauce option for all our dairy-free friends. We will be creating a pici noodle during the session, which is 100% vegan and even more delicious.

Pasta Quarantine: Let’s Make Pici!
Note: This recipe serves 4-6 people, so you can halve the recipe, cook all the pasta and have leftovers, or freeze some of the raw pasta to use at a later date.

450 grams (~3⅓ cups) ’00’ soft wheat or all-purpose flour
215 ml (a little less than 1 cup) warm water
10 ml (1 tablespoon) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for shaping
Semolina flour, coarse cornmeal or polenta, for dusting

Large mixing bowl
Dinner fork
Bench scraper or sharp knife
Wooden cutting board or surface (optional but preferred)
Rolling pin (or wine bottle)
Pastry brush (optional)
Baking sheet
Plastic wrap 

Meryl Feinstein is a chef and pastaia who transitioned from the corporate world into the food industry in 2018. After graduating Top Toque from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, Meryl got her start at the renowned New York establishments Lilia and Misi, where she was part of the pasta production team. During that time, Meryl also founded Pasta Social Club, a platform that brings people together through a shared love of pasta, learning, and building real connections both on- and offline. Her dishes draw on influences from her travels in Italy, ongoing research into the rich history of traditional pasta-making, and her Jewish heritage, which is at the core of her love of eating, sharing, and laughing around a communal table.


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