My dishes draw on my travels in Italy, ongoing research into the rich history of traditional pasta-making, and my Jewish heritage, which is at the core of my love of eating, laughing, and sharing around a communal table. Even in isolation we can find togetherness and the kitchen is the perfect place.
Meryl Feinstein is a chef and pastaia who left the corporate world for the food industry in 2018. After graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education, she got her start at the renowned New York establishments Lilia and Misi, and was a chef-in-residence for the experiential dining series Resident. She is also the founder of Pasta Social Club, a platform that brings people together over a shared love of food, learning, and making connections both on- and offline.
We may be socially distant, but we can still make friends! Pasta Social Club hosts live virtual workshops that are open to the public four times a month. Classes cover a range of topics, including hand-formed pastas from southern Italy, classic potato gnocchi, and your favorite filled shapes. No pasta tools? No problem! There are plenty of equipment-free options to choose from.