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Pasta Remoli Holy Macaroni real authentic Italian food

Pasta Remoli serves up authentic Italian food within five restaurants across London as well masterclasses on how to make pasta in which Chef Simone Remoli hosts within London’s Stratford area.

I adore Italian food but it is very hard to find a decent Italian restaurant which serves up tasty Italian dishes especially pasta which tastes authentic until now. Pasta Remoli is perfect if you are looking for an authentic Italian taste as all their pasta is made from Italian 00 flour which comes direct from Italy, making their pasta truly taste like real Italian pasta which you would eat if in Italy. All their ingredients are fresh and their pasta and sauces all are homemade. As well as being able to dine and eat authentic Italian dishes within any Pasta Remoli restaurants, Chef Simone Remoli also holds masterclasses on how to make pasta and Italian sauces throughout the year at Bakehouse by Signorelli in London Stratford.

I was sent down along with my friend on a courtesy basis thanks to The Food Marketing Experts to Pasta Remoli to sample Pasta Remoli restaurant within Wembley which was absolutely delicious. Couple weeks later they also sent me to attend Chef Simone Remoli first ever pasta masterclass on how to make pasta along with some others I know from LPUL Club which was really interesting and yet fun.

Pasta Remoli

Pasta Remoli is founded by Chef Simone Remoli.

Pasta Remoli restaurants can be found all over London in which they serve up authentic Italian homemade dishes using Italian ingredients and fresh locally sourced products bringing to the hungry diners a true Roman taste of Italy.

They make fresh Italian pasta using free range Italian eggs, and Italian 00 flour. Plus, they also have developed a vegan, gluten free & whole wheat pasta as so that everyone can experience authentic Italian flavours.

As well as serving up food you can learn how to make pasta from the master himself within the Bakehouse in Stratford.  

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Cellar Door Cooking by Ian – How to cut a chicken into 8 pieces

Have you ever struggled with how to dissect a chicken into 8 pieces well thanks to Ian Pecoraro of Cellar Door Cooking I was taken through a step by step guide in how to dissect a chicken and make a stuffing to go along with it.

Within the safety of my own home I connected with Ian who lives in the USA via Zoom who which taught me the steps in how to cut up a chicken into 8.

Cellar Door Cooking

Ian Pecoraro, chef, consultant, and owner of Cellar Door Cooking has been working professionally in many of the best restaurant kitchens in and around Seattle for 13 years, and is extremely passionate about talking about all the tips and tricks that the top restaurants use to make their food delicious, plus time saving, and money smart advice.

His goal through this channel is to teach you how to cultivate and thrive in a kitchen that brings you joy, excitement, comfort, and inspiration, all while being able to cook the best food of your life, and to do it sustainably day after day, meal after meal.

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Darling dumplings – Alla’s Yummy Food

I am a big foodie and love learning new techniques and cooking dishes that I have unlikely done before. I was invited down by Alla on a courtesy basis to learn with some other tastemakers from TimeOut how to make and cook dumplings the Russian way.

Alla’s Yummy Food

Alla is a Russian/Latvian TV chef and food blogger. She is passionate about food and creating unique food experiences for people who have never tried Russian and Eastern European Food. She particularly loves how food brings different cultures together.

She graduated as a professional chef and intermediate pastry chef from Westminster College in London. Since then she has appeared on television such as the National Russian TV and British TV. Some of her food videos have even been featured on Tastemade and Insider Food with over 5 million views on Facebook.

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Rainbow pasta fun – Pasta Evangelists

I have always wanted to learn how to make multi coloured style pasta so when I got invited along to Pasta Evangelists latest masterclass to learn how to make rainbow pasta it was like being gifted a pot of gold.

Pasta Evangelists

Who are Pasta Evangelists?

Pasta Evangelists was founded in 2017 and is led by MD & Founder Alessandro Savelli, an Anglo-Italian entrepreneur.  Co-founders include Chairman James McArthur, former CEO at Harrods and CEO of Anya Hindmarch, as well as COO Chris Rennoldson, who enjoyed a long career in the city before training as a chef at Leith’s School of Food & Wine.

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Kneading to make pasta – Pasta n Play

Have you always wanted to know how to make pasta? well with Pasta n Play Vicky makes it easy with her simple step by step instructions.

Pasta n Play

Pasta n Play is run by Vicky who is an Italian cookery tutor who wants to spread her passion of good and healthy food to Londoners.

She came to London over 6 years ago and set up Pasta n Play as she loves to cook and teach others.

Her passion for cooking started more than 30 years ago when she used to watch her grandmother prepare food for her family. When she helped out her grandmother she loved to mess around with the flour and playing with the dough.

She will never forget how much fun it was, as that was one of her most beautiful times of her life! Now she wants to teach kids and adults that making homemade food from scratch is a very enjoyable activity.

“I enjoy it so much.  It is so creative and fun and it fits so well around my family.  I am finally doing the job of my dreams.”


At Pasta n Play you’ll find a warm welcome even if you don’t know how to fry an egg. 

All her classes are suitable for kids and adults and a great way to socialise, have fun and learn how to make pasta. 

Pasta masterclass with Pasta n Play

I was invited on a complimentary basis by Vicky to attend one of her classes which I chose to learn about how to make tortellini from scratch. 

Her classes are held in a lovely hall situated in 36A Courthope Road in Camden, London.  Upon entering we found the ingredients all laid out and ready to be used over several tables.

Pasta n Play me

The class starts with Vicky sharing some fun facts about the history of pasta. Then she explained where the ingredients come from, what kind of ingredients are used, where to buy the best ingredients in the future and why to use those specific ingredients.

Pasta n Play Farm Direct

Vicky then demonstrates how to make dough before making it yourself.  She will guide you through the process step-by-step, including mixing and kneading, before showing how to make the perfect tortellini.  

Pasta n Play class

Time to make pasta

Pasta n Play flour

Firstly flour and eggs (water for vegans)

Pasta n Play flour and egg

Make a well within the flour and crack the egg into it then dip your finger into the egg and mix bringing the flour to the centre to combined together.

Pasta n Play Vicky and me

Then was time for the kneading.

Pasta n Play dough

Wrap in clingfilm once kneaded after 15 minutes.

Pasta n Play dough machine making

When ready take about half of the dough and flatten and place through the pasta machine starting from the highest number reducing to lower number settings each time put through the pasta machine which eventually will lead you to having a very long thin strip of pasta. 

Pasta n Play dough machine

Once done you then can cut with the pasta cutters to form squares of pasta to dollop the filling into.

Pasta n Play pasta cut

  Vicky provided us with a meat mix and a optional vegan bean mix.

Pasta n Play filling

Folding over one corner to another I made a triangle and then twisted the long edge round my finger making sure each corner met each corner then pressing together.  Fantisco. 

Pasta n Play tortellini

I now have a tortellini.

Pasta n Play tortellini mine

Sweat eat play repeat with the other half of dough.  Once all done Vicky and her co-partner gathered everyones pasta together and cooked it within a big pot of boiling water.

Pasta n Play tortellini
Pasta n Play cooking

After just a few minutes it was cooked.

The tortellini was then stirred into a buttery sage sauce. 

Pasta n Play cooking Vicky

It tasted really good.  However as everyone’s pasta had all been put into one pot some peoples pasta was thicker than others or much larger so the textures were not the same. Personally I would of preferred if all our pasta was not cooked together in a big pot and perhaps each individual tables was cooked in a pot each however I do understand that this would not be possible or logical considering the pasta is cooked in a large pot on a two piece plug in hot plate.   

Pasta n Play cooking me and Vicky

It really is surprising though how much fresh pasta is so much better than pre-bought dried pasta which you can buy in shops.  Vicky really does show it can easily be done from scratch at home and how it does not take that long to make and cook. You can also take some of your uncooked pasta home with you if you like to cook at home to eat if you wished to.

Watch me make pasta 



Even though I loved this class and Vicky really did show me and others how easy it is to make pasta with a spin of our finger, kneading, rolling, cutting and pressing I feel that the price which is charged for her adult pasta making classes are perhaps on the expensive side.  However in regards to the price I do understand that it is to cover her time, over head costs of the hire of the hall and ingredients. 

Also you only get to learn one type of pasta.  I would of loved to of learnt how to make more than one type and the opportunity to make and learn about different fillings rather than been given one which had already been prepared and cooked by Vicky. 

However saying that I would though still recommend this class as Vicky made it easy to learn how to make pasta and with her lovely personality she made the evening really fun.  Also her pasta making class is a great way to socialise and meet others who have a passion for cooking and wanting to learn how to make pasta so a great way to mingle and make potential new friends.

Book with Pasta n Play 

Vicky’s upcoming pasta classes for next year are as follows:

16th February 2019: 3 – 5.30pm – Make Spaghetti alla chitarra in Hampstead

17th March 2019: 3 – 5.30pm – Make Rainbow Tagliatelle in Hampstead

25th March 2019: 6.30pm – 9pm – Make Rainbow Tagliatelle in Covent Garden, at Tea & Crafting

13th April 2019: 3 – 5.30pm – Make Colourful farfalle (bowtie) in Hampstead

12th May 2019: 3 – 5.30pm – Make Green Lasagne in Hampstead

26th June 2019: 6.30pm – 9pm – Make Polka dots Tortelli in Covent Garden, at Tea & Crafting

Plus Vicky has other classes from pizza to bread making.

Click here to discover more and book a class with Vicky.


Thanks to Pasta n Play for inviting me down to learn how to make past. The evening was complimentary to me but all views are of my own honest opinion.

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