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TD Community Sunday: Pasta Making with Jess Maiorano from Pasta Forever

With Jess Maiorano
Sunday, August 1, 2021
 | 1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
 | Zoom 

For our August TD Community Sunday, we were joined by pasta expert Jess Maiorano (owner/operator of Pasta Forever) for a hands-on pasta making class!

Follow along with Jess and learn how to make homemade pasta from scratch, using just a few simple ingredients.  You will learn how to create the pasta dough, hand-roll a cool shape called “busiate,” and make a delicious zucchini walnut pesto to go along with it.

This activity was inspired by Mika Rottenberg’s work, Spaghetti Blockchain, in which Mika explores the different ways we can interact with matter – by squishing and slicing different materials. What better way to explore that idea than through rolling, kneading, and shaping pasta dough?

Activity Guide

Jess Maiorano
Hi there – I'm Jess! I’ve been making and delivering pasta since the beginning of Covid-19 in Toronto. I’ve been making pasta professionally for about 6 years at some of my favourite restaurants, most recently at Lawrence in Montreal, and Paris Paris and Woodlot since moving back to Toronto. But truly, I’ve been obsessed with noods long before that! I grew up with my Nonna rolling cavatelli and gnocchi daily in my kitchen, with her wooden board on our small kitchen table. Every Sunday we would have a large pasta lunch at my Aunt’s house – cured meats! cheeses! pastas! bread! hot peppers! homemade wine! dolce! It’s such a special thing to share a meal with people you love. It’s comforting, it’s heart-warming, and – in my house at least – it’s loud and carb-filled. That’s what I hope to bring to you! Special meals handmade for you, and for sharing with the people you love.

This event takes place on TD Community Sunday.
TD Community Sundays are made possible through TD Community Sundays by TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform TD Ready Commitment.

MOCA thanks Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support of our Public Programmes and Learning Initiatives.

Image credit: Kaela Leone

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