Fresh Pasta From Home

 A virtual workshop to give you the tools to

recreate authentic & whole grain pasta. 

 

 

About the workshop:

Join Danielle Glantz, professional pasta maker & owner of Pastaio Via Corta in Gloucester, MA as she guides us through making water pasta doughs and egg pasta doughs at home. Danielle, who is passionate about sourcing local, stone ground, organic wheat will talk about using really thoughtful sustainable ingredients & how to incorporate that into delicious pasta.
Curious about various shapes of pasta? How to make them and why? Danielle will also teach us about which pasta shape goes with what sauce and the importance of real extra virgin olive oil + real San marzano tomatoes and what to look for when shopping for these particular ingredients.

Meet the pasta maker

An alumna of the storied Chez Panisse and an Académie Brillat-Savarin Medal of Merit recipient at the Culinary Institute of America, Danielle Glantz’s sophisticated talents and training have prepared some of the most elegant dishes in the best kitchens in America. However, her passion is something a bit more simple and rustic: the freshest pasta – made with the most local and seasonal ingredients possible.

Danielle started cooking with her mother and grandmothers at home in their kitchens in western Massachusetts. With Lebanese and Italian heritage, a focus on family and food is in her DNA.

At the age of sixteen, Glantz got her first restaurant gig: busing tables at night and prep cook by day. She took this and worked her way into as many kitchens as she could. She knew, at that point, that she would one day have a place of her own.

At the start of her journey she worked in restaurants. At first, part-time while attending the University of Hartford and jamming on a NCAA Division 1 women’s softball program. Later, full-time – after graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, she accepted a position at Chez Panisse – the American birthplace of the elegant, local, seasonal cooking movement – under the tutelage of Alice Waters. During her four years at Chez Panisse she spent time in the Café and Restaurant soaking up as much as possible, while developing a passion for charcuterie and butchering. Overtime, she grew to oversee the charcuterie program.

Yearning for home, seasons, and family, Danielle wanted to bring her focus back to Massachusetts. She wanted to make the practices of sustainability and seasonality the highlight of her cooking. She moved to Gloucester working as Chef of two restaurants in town. She then developed a love for the community and was ready to go for her dream of owning her own business. She decided to focus on the importance of farmers, but with a big focus on organically grown wheat here on the North East.

 

Meet the moderator

When Stephanie Rizzolo is not whipping something up in her Jersey City kitchen, refining her dance moves, or playing the ukulele, you’ll likely find Stephanie checking out the newest restaurant opening somewhere around the world. Stephanie has deep appreciation for her Italian heritage, which has yielded a genuine enthusiasm and expertise in Italian tourism and hospitality. She is a contributing writer for La Cucina Italiana, a Condé Nast publication that focuses on Italian cuisine, one of her greatest passions. A former NY Knicks City Dancer and competition show junkie (contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Chopped), she is on a perpetual quest to enrich her client’s travels through the finest food and carefully curated experiences. Possessing a luxury concierge background with a strong focus on dining and events, her experiences as a dancer and hospitality professional have taken her all over the world performing, producing large-scale events, and continuously expanding her destination expertise.