Baked pasta … Lasagna! This lesson dedicated to traditional Italian baked pasta –
with a focus on the best Lasagna. The incredible one-of-a kind, Chef Maria, and
Executive Chef Denice Grande teach you how to master the technique of baking pasta,
and everything you want to know about lasagna.
The lesson is held in our kitchen and is “hands-on” and not a mere cooking
“demonstration”. The fun starts at 10:30am at Solare with an Italian-style coffee of your
choice. Italian wine is served for students interested in “cooking with wine”. Important:
Please wear closed toe shoes. Class size is small and intimate and limited to
approximately 10 students. $95++/student that includes the class, wine, and lunch. It's
fun! Reserve today.
More Details: Lasagna, one of the most celebrated of the Italian food staples, has a
long and luxurious history. The term “lasagna” comes from the Greek word, “lasagnum,”
meaning dish or bowl. The ancient Greeks used baking dishes of that name, which they
eventually transferred to the Romans. The Romans, who ended up using the same style
of dish, also developed a type of food which they used the term “lasagnum” for: it was
served in said dish, with layers of a pasta-like food with other fillings in-between. With
the extent of the Roman empire, this new “lasagnum” dish spread all across Europe,
eventually reaching Britain, where it was published in the very first cookbook.
After remaining dormant for many decades, the early form of lasagna once again
surfaced. The early Italians changed the name from “lasagnum,” to “lasagna,” which is
the current form. Over the years, the word “lasagna” began to change definitions; the
word previously referred to the serving dish it was baked in, but began to simply mean
the delicious pasta meal in the dish itself. In modern cooking terms, it now means layers
of thin pasta, with meat, cheese, and tomato sauce squeezed in between. Lasagna sure
has come a long way.
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