On April 25th and 26th I taught a cooking class at the Hartstone Inn and the topic was “pasta.” My blog entry on the 25th of April details the course and includes a recipe for basic egg pasta dough. Two of the “star” students from the class (actually everyone was shining that day – perspiration from kneading pasta dough) have gone on to write blogs on their experience in the class.
The first student and blog author is Lani Temple who happens to own the Megunticook Market here in Camden. In addition to running the market, Lani keeps busy as a regular guest on 207 WCSH NBC Portland, ME and is a columnist for Maine Food & Lifestyle. Lani’s blog is titled “Food Finds, From Camden’s Country Market” and her blog post includes some of her photos from the class.
The second student and blog author is Kate Shaffer who owns and operates Black Dinah Chocolatiers on the tiny off shore island of Isle au Haut, Maine. Kate makes terrific artisan truffles and candies completely by hand and my belly will attest to it. Kate has agreed to come to the Inn to conduct some chocolate cooking classes (I am reserving a space for myself) and I will be writing about her chocolates soon in an upcoming blog post. Stay tuned. Here is the link to her blog post on the pasta cooking class.