Pasta Perfect

We traveled to Italy to completely transform how you make and think about pasta at home

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You can pay for this course in 4 installments.
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  • 2+ hours of self-paced video lessons available 24/7
  • Mobile and tablet friendly access
  • Optional quizzes, extra recipes and class chat forums
  • Gain kitchen confidence!
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Your Outcome

Here's what you will learn in this course:

  • Less sauce, more flavor: Real italian pasta sauces condense flavor
  • Why pasta cooking water is a key ingredient: High starch water makes a better pasta sauce
  • You don't know pesto genovense: We discover the secrets of authentic basil pesto
  • Secrets of stable, creamy sauces: Tricks for creamy sauces that stay creamy
  • Cooking pasta in the sauce: How and when this makes a lot of sense
  • 10 pasta recipes to change the way you cook: Cacio e Pepe, Pasta All'Amatriciana, Spaghetti al Limone and more

What To Expect in Milk Street Classes:

  • Short, clear and concise lessons tailored for the busy home cook.
  • Gain kitchen confidence. Lessons that get you ready for cooking success because you learn the why behind a recipe before you cook and not during or, worse, after you are done. You will cook the recipes from class better once you’ve walked through a lesson with us.
  • Lessons based on technique, skills and ideas that apply broadly to cooking but presented in the specific context of a recipe you can make tonight
  • Optional quizzes and at-home cooking challenges and experiments
  • Downloadable handouts on ingredients, skills, theory and more
  • Extra recipes to continue your practice once class is done
  • Class chat forums

What NOT To Expect in Milk Street Classes:

  • Long, step-by-step recipe videos that you have to start and stop while you cook
  • Classes that teach you how to make one recipe without showing you how to become a better cook.

Who Milk Street Classes Are For:

  • The curious home cook who wants to learn why cooking works but who also craves new, bold and simple recipes for great dinners tonight.

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Course Curriculum

Pasta Perfect

  •  Class overview
  •  Equipment

Cacio e Pepe and the Four Rules to Perfect Pasta

  •  Cooking video: Cacio e Pepe and the Four Rules to Perfect Pasta (16:24)
  •  Ingredient highlights
  •  Make the recipe: Photo step shots
  •  Starch!

A Closer Look: The Four Rules for Perfect Pasta

  •  Rule #1: Salt your pasta water
  •  Rule #2: Undercook your pasta and finish cooking it in the sauce
  •  Rule #3: Save pasta water
  •  Rule #4: Double down on flavor

Pasta all'Amatriciana

  •  Cooking video: Pasta all'Amatriciana (16:31)
  •  Ingredient highlights
  •  Make the recipe: Photo step shots
  •  How to cook and undercook Pasta

Pesto alla Genovese

  •  Cooking video: Pesto alla Genovese with Campanelle (11:01)
  •  Ingredient highlights
  •  Make the recipe: Photo step shots
  •  Turning Pesto Genovese into Pesto Panzanella
  •  Mortar and pestles from around the world

Italian Sausage and Mushroom Ragu with Pappardelle

  •  Make the recipe: Photo step shots
  •  Italian Sausage and Mushroom Ragu with Pappardelle: Ingredient highlights

Finished! You're a pasta perfectionist

  •  Get more from Milk Street.
  •  Pasta Perfect Recipe Booklet
  •  Pasta Perfect Class Booklet

Your Instructor

Milk Street Cooking
Christopher Kimball's Cooking School

Part classroom, part playground and all kitchen, Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Cooking School is where you'll learn to change the way you cook.

The world is full of better ways to get supper on the table using bigger, bolder flavors, easier techniques and combinations of ingredients that will take your cooking from good to great. Best yet: This style of cooking is quicker and easier.

At the Milk Street Online Cooking School you won’t learn just recipes, you'll learn new ways to approach food and cooking, giving you a reinvigorated enthusiasm for putting dinner on the table.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

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