Ricotta Cavatelli - Pistachio & Pea Pesto and Mortadella Meatballs - Livestream Cook-Along with Chef Joe Sasto
San Francisco, CA
Who doesn’t love fresh ricotta? One of life’s simple pleasures. In this lesson, learn how-to transform ricotta cheese into the perfect pasta. And all of the tricks to make Chef Joe’s go-to pesto technique for the best herbaceous Summer-time condimento. This class is designed to allow everyone to prepare the recipe in real-time with Chef Joe! Pour yourself a beverage and get ready for the ultimate cook-along. Prior to the lesson, you'll receive an ingredient/equipment list. As the class begins, you'll be able to make “gnocchetti al pesto” live with Chef Joe from start to finish. This lesson is for all skill-levels, and will not be using any special equipment. (However, do not worry, Joe will go over good substitutions for all of the tools and equipment throughout the demonstration, if you just so happen to not have something available). KEEP IN MIND THE LIVESTREAM WILL BE RECORDED AND CAN BE VIEWED AT ANYTIME AFTER THE LESSON. Perfect for those who are unable to make the class at the scheduled time. The class will include a recipe slide, along with a shopping and equipment list for reference. *Vegetarian and Children Friendly! -- Please don't hesitate to reach out to Chef Joe with any questions you may have throughout your pasta journey! Upon reserving your space, you will receive a private link to the recipe cards and a private link to the livestream 24-hours prior to the lesson. Be sure to check your spam folder and be on the lookout! -- ChefsFeed Experiences cooking classes are a chance to virtually connect with chefs and bartenders, learn simple cooking tricks and tips, and most importantly, support the culinary community through this difficult time.
"Gnocchi" is one of the classic Italian dumplings - “gnocchetti” meaning the smaller variation of a classic dumpling. These gnocchetti are tender, soft, and rich with ricotta cheese. The dough doesn’t require much knead or resting, and is perfect for the entry level cook to pro-pasta maker. Great for forming into perfect little pillows or curled cavatelli
Showcasing one of Chef Joe’s favorite cured meats - these mortadella meatballs are incredibly versatile. Great as miniature pulpetti, or a last minute pasta filling, they are sure to be one of your favorite as well. If you’d like to add these to your dish, follow the provided recipe, as these will not be demonstrated during the livestream.
Pistachio & Pea Pesto
Pesto doesn’t need to be complicated or fussy. This condiment will focus more on the technique than the ingredients, and allow everyone to substitute whatever herbs or greens they have available, learning the tips and tricks to a vibrant, bright, and herbaceous green treat. *Nut-Free Substitution available*
Whys, not the Hows
Understanding the why's and how's of a recipe are far more important than a list of amounts and ingredients. A recipe is merely a road map, passed from one cook to the next. What makes a recipe special is the personal touch that each cook imprints on it to make it their own. Having the knowledge of "why" you do something, instead of just reading a recipe card will give you the confidence and skills to carve your own path in the kitchen. At the end of the lesson, you will feel confident enough to take this recipe and put your own touches on it, truly making it your own.